HREI educator Resources
Rotating Resources for May: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated in the month of May in the United States to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
Subscribe to our social media channels and join HREI this month in sharing books and stories that highlight the beautiful Asian and Pacific Islander cultures that have given great impact to OUR wonderfully diverse America.
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. Get in touch about upcoming workshops.
HREI Lending Library
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:
- “Viva La Causa: The Story of Cesar Chavez and a Great Movement for Social Justice” (Teaching Tolerance)
- Fred Korematsu Teaching Kit (Fred T. Korematsu Center for Civil Rights & Education)
- “A Time for Justice: America’s Civil Rights Movement” (Teaching Tolerance)
- “Youth for Human Rights”
- “The Story of Human Rights”
For more books and materials browse the full catalog.
PACER’S Anti-Bullying Campaign
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 via the below link. 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.
Student Group and Club Collaboration
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 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.
Curated Online Resources
The following resources have been vetted and curated for our region. Please check back as we will be adding more content soon!
Opportunities for Educators
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.