HREI Student 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.
HREI Lending Library
Need help with a report? Looking for more information on a historical figure or a social movement? The HREI Lending Library is available to our visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Readers can now check out a book or a set of resources to take home or use in a classroom. We also have a comfortable reading room.
We have in stock a wide variety of titles on many topics: human rights movements, civil rights history, abolition, and more. The writings of leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln are available. Titles are suitable for adult readers, for young people, and for teachers.
PACER’S Anti-Bullying Campaign
The end of bullying begins with children and teens taking action! More than one out of five students is bullied, and nearly every single student can find a peer who has suffered from it. Bullying and cyber bullying continue to be a serious and potentially life-threatening issue in our modern world, and it impacts thousands of students every single day. PACER’s goal during the month of October is to bring awareness to the effects of bullying, and to provide resources to prevent it.
Unity Day takes place every October and is typically listed in our event calendar in late summer.
Student Group and Club Collaboration
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!
- What are Human Rights? These short, powerful videos provide quick overviews of 30 basic human rights
‘I am’ Program: Foster Youth Workshops
Youth participants will be able to demonstrate personal growth in cultural and self identity. They will demonstrate connection to place in context of cultural and self identity. Youth participants will be able to act as peer instructors by the third year of the I Am program.
Youth participants will be able to demonstrate personal growth in observable daily activities; demonstrating the ability to live an authentic life. They will be able to conceptualize and practice community connections, expressing attachment to the region where they live.