We’ve developed a new program for teachers, a series of workshops about incorporating human rights topics into your classrooms. Designed for teachers across grade levels and content areas, the workshops can be applied to Washington state clock hours and Idaho inservice credits. Contact HREI at 208-292-2359 or JLaster@hrei.org for information about upcoming workshops.
In-person bullying and cyber bullying continue to be serious, and potentially life-threatening for children and teenagers. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers a wide variety of resources for educators to in turn offer assistance to students to create an environment where students feel included, involved, and invested.
K-12 educators can register to receive free online bullying prevention resources at PACER.org/bullying/classroom/all-in. These resources are designed for weekly presentation in a classroom or community setting, can be delivered with flexible timeframes and under 20 minutes, have new themes and lessons every month, and the easy-to-use and navigate resources are designated for elementary, middle school, and high school students. These resources are also available on mobile devices so educators can access them anywhere they go on smartphones and tablets.
Unity Day is a yearly event and takes place in October. Wear orange and come together to provide a powerful message against bullying! For a look at everything PACER has to offer on bullying prevention and Unity Day, go to PACER.org/bullying.
Are you a faculty advisor to a student club or group? Do you want to find a visitor to your class to complement a unit or project? Or are you looking for a unique field trip or outing for your class?
The Human Rights Education Institute can provide collaboration and expertise on cultural diversity and human-rights related topics to student clubs and groups. That can mean helping with or developing projects, providing volunteer and service opportunities, facilitating contacts with other individuals and groups, and even providing a venue for programs. The institute is also available for class visits, and special times, accomodations, and activities can be arranged.
The institute partners with clubs and groups at North Idaho College, for example, and is always looking for collaboration opportunities at area schools, whether they be college-level, K-12, public, private, charter, or a homeschool association. For more information, contact us via email or at 208-292-2359.
The HREI Lending Library features a selection of teaching kits — books, posters, DVDs, workbooks and other instructional materials — that we can loan to your classroom. Full teaching kits include:
For other books and materials, browse our library catalog.
Rights of the Child (child-friendly version)
What are Human Rights? These short, powerful videos provide quick overviews of 30 basic human rights.
If you’re an organization or individual with an opportunity for teachers in our region, we invite you to share information about your event or program here. Contact us to have your information posted.
We would like to invite the North Idaho community to the 4th Annual Diversity Symposium at North Idaho College on Tuesday, April 16