Human Rights Issues of the 20th and 21st Centuries
This is a half-credit elective course that either runs every day one semester or every other day throughout the school year. It will examine the meaning and universality of human rights. The foundation of this course is rooted in the principles associated with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, created by the United Nations in the post-World War II era. This course is designed to raise awareness of current and past human rights abuses on a local, state and global level. This course is further designed to explore people and organizations that have made great strides to protect worldwide human rights. Students will be required to think critically and creatively on difficult issues pertaining to our rights as human beings. Activities will include presentations, role-playing, simulations, problem-solving, discussions and research.