“Nations, cities and towns should use the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard for dignity, freedom and human rights of all men, women and children. We must work to fully realize the declaration so that all people from every corner of society are treated equally and with dignity and worth.” -Randi Weingarten, AFT President
Teach Human Rights
Human rights education is an essential tool to address underlying causes of human
rights violations, to prevent human rights abuses, and to raise awareness about human
rights issues throughout the world.
These lesson plans are intended to raise awareness about contemporary human rights issues and how we can connect them to our past. This website offers educator-approved materials that you can click an use tomorrow in your classroom. We encourage you to learn more and get involved, empowering your class to repair the world.