If you are able to contribute, or know anyone that can, we'd certainly appreciate your support. If this initial project succeeds, we have a host of exciting further ideas for promoting human rights education in high schools.
A campaign abstract is below. You can contribute via Paypal or other means at our crowd-sourcing website: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ciri-human-rights-education-initiative/x/3817227
For your contribution, you can probably receive some free CIRI swag, maybe immortality on our website, but most-definitely our eternal thanks and the knowledge of doing some good by raising knowledge/awareness of human rights!
Summary of CampaignThe goal of the CIRI Human Rights Education Initiative is to produce human rights-based lesson plans for use in high school classrooms. Funds will be used to pay an advanced Ph.D. student to work with high school social science teachers under the supervision of CIRI Co-Director Dr. David L. Richards to develop human rights-based lesson plans during the summer of 2014.These lesson plans will be made freely available on the CIRI website.
The lesson plans will engage students with questions such as:
- What are human rights?
- Which human rights are most-respected and/or violated by governments around the world, and why?
- How can we compare countries' respect for human rights both across geography and over time?
- What can be done to better-protect human rights?
- What is the state of human rights in the USA?