Human Rights in National Security: An Educators Toolkit – Amnesty International

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Human Rights in National Security: An Educator’s Toolkit, produced by Amnesty International, contains four modules, each providing lessons and resources on a key area of U.S. national security policy post-9/11.

This toolkit is intended to raise awareness among students ages 16-20 of the intersection of human rights and national security. Additionally, it is intended to increase participation among high school and college students in activism and advocacy around torture, surveillance, anti-Muslim hate, indefinite detention, and other common human rights violations associated with post-9/11 U.S. national security policy.

This toolkit provides educators with lesson plans and resources to address such issues as drone strikes, global war, indefinite detention, torture, surveillance and discrimination in the classroom, and to empower students to assess the developments through a human rights lens.

The events of the past fifteen years are highly relevant in a number of academic disciplines: civics, political science, law, literature, film, religious studies, international relations, and more. Today’s students will be tomorrow’s ambassadors, advisors, advocates, activists, artists, educators, health workers, journalists, military officials, policymakers, trainers, and other influential leaders. Thus, this toolkit provides educators with lesson plans and resources to address such issues as drone strikes, global war, indefinite detention, torture, surveillance and discrimination in the classroom, and to empower students to assess the developments through a human rights lens.

 click here to access Human Rights in National Security: An Educator’s Toolkit

 

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