Introducing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Background Resources and Materials
James. Making Sense of Human Rights. Berkeley,
CA: University of California, 1987.
reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The text defines and defends the contemporary understanding
of human rights.
R. and O. Roth. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
An Adaptation for Children. New York: United Nations
original text of this basic human rights document is adapted
into simpler language and accompanied by beautiful illustrations.
International Human Rights for Children Committee.
Human Rights for Children: A Curriculum for Teaching Human
Rights to Children Aged 3-12. Alameda, CA: Hunter
House, Inc., 1992. Hunter House, Inc., Box 2914, Alameda.
CA, 94501-0914. Telephone 510-865-5282.
by a group of Amnesty International educators, this
resource book for teachers is structured around ten
fundamental principles derived from the 1959 UN Declaration
on the Rights of the Child. Each principle is presented
with a teaching strategy that interprets it for classroom
use and a series of activities that give life and meaning
to the strategy. These creative activities include a
variety of subject areas and are divided into three
different developmental levels: the pre-school child,
the lower primary child, and the upper primary child.
Following each section is a useful annotated bibliography
of additional resources.
International. Amnesty Interactive CD-ROM: A History
and Atlas of Human Rights. New York: AIUSA Publications,
1994. AIUSA Publications, 322 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY
uses multimedia technology to create a rich educational
program about people, ideas, and events that have shaped
the history of human rights. The CD-ROM includes curriculum
support materials for teachers, reference materials for
students, and a "What you can do" section containing
tools for individual action. Also available in French
International USA. The Universal Declaration of Human
Rights Animated Video. New York: AIUSA Publications,
1988. AIUSA Publications, 322 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY
wonderful video that uses simplified language and animation
to highlight the articles of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights. A basic human rights educational tool
on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for any age
Rights Resource Center(http://www.hrusa.org)
and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (http://www.udhr50.org)
for Agriculture and Trade Policy (http://www.iatp.org)
Nations Association of Canada (http://www.unac.org)
of Minnesota- Human Rights Center (http://www.umn.edu/humanrts)