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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Resources for UN Human Rights Day

Tomorrow is the UN's 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UN has some good resources for students to learn about the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Tomorrow morning starting at 9am (est) you and your students can watch a webcast of the UN's commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The UN has some other resources that may be easier to use in your classroom than the live webcast. There is a short quiz about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that could be useful for introducing discussions about the UN or as a closing activity. You may also want to explore with your students the interactive declaration. Another student accessible resource from the UN is the cartoon exhibit about human rights.

The BBC has compiled some good resources about the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The BBC has a slide show, question and answer page, and a compilation of stories about human rights. You can find all of those resources here.