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Our World, Our Rights: Teaching about rights and responsibilities in the elementary school

, Index number: SEC 01/001/2000

This handbook for elementary school teachers explains the importance of teaching children about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and provides advice on planning human rights-based lessons. It also includes numerous resources and activities for use in the classroom, which aim not only to develop children's understanding of human rights, but to imrpove their capacities of empathy and co-operation. This resource is not intended to be used as a course or unit of work, but rather as a general guide towards teaching human rights that can be incorporated into different lessons across the curriculum.

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