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Images, Empathy, and the Humanitarian Impulse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study humanitarian intervention and its role in society.  In this politics instructional activity students view a video on Darfur and discuss what they learned. 
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The Crisis in Darfur

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the history and current humanitarian crisis occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan. In small groups, they conduct Internet research, answer discussion questions, and present their findings to the class.
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Inspirational Canadian Humanitarians And Activists

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the concept of being a humanitarian or hero. They conduct research about the concept looking for historical figures in which the traits of a hero or humanitarian is displayed. Once people are found then...
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Do Individuals Matter?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers work together to discuss the benefits of choosing a career in business verses a humanitarian career. They identify the values and knowledge needed in each career. They share their thoughts with the class and answers...
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Johnstown Flood National Memorial

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore the causes of the Johnstown flood and the reasons that people ignored the potential for disasters such as the flood. The humanitarian responses to such disasters are examined. Local disasters that have occurred in the...
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When is Humanitarian Intervention Justified?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze different foreign policies to derive their own idea of what constitutes appropriate intervention by a government. They complete a detailed proposal for their own Declaration of Human Rights.
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Humanitarian Issues in Afghanistan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils examine the difficulties being faced by Afghan society, specifically by women and children. They discover what different aid agencies are doing to resolve these difficulties. They present to the class any initiatives they may have...
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Drafting Board: Military Intervention

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Should countries use their militaries to stop humanitarian crises in other countries? Learners make claims, organize their reasoning, and provide evidence for their arguments with this rich resource.
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Birmingham, Fall 1963

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Can any good come from acts of evil? The 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and the eventual outcomes of the tragedy, are the focus of a lesson that asks groups to examine primary source documents...
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Muhammad Ali: Boxer and Civil Rights Activist

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Many young people today know Muhammad Ali as the aging boxer who lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics. Introduce young historians to Ali the boxer, the Civil Rights activist, the war protestor, and the humanitarian with a powerful activity...
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When Disaster Strikes: Flooding in Pakistan

For Teachers K - 12th
Students complete various activities after reading about flooding in Pakistan. In this lesson on humanitarian efforts, students read about flooding that occurred in Pakistan, discuss what they have read, and synthesize the information...
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HI-02-01 Somalia: A Failed Intervention?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study ethics and the importance on humanitarian interventions.  In this lecture lesson students read case studies and answer questions regarding the importance of government and humanitarian interventions then watch a film...
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From the Right to Intervene to the Responsibility to Protect

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils examine humanitarian work and how it has evolved.  In this humanitarian lesson students complete an in class activity then discuss their findings.
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Holding Out for a Hero: Roberto Clemente

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students brainstorm lists of heroes, heroic qualities, and ways to pay tribute to heroes. In this Holding Out for a Hero lesson, students record Clemente's heroic attributes as athlete ad humanitarian. After visiting the Beyond Baseball...
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Heaven or Groundhog Day?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What qualities are required to transform a person from selfishness to humanitarianism? Class members ponder this question as they read poems by Sir Walter Scott and Sergeant Joyce Kilmer, examine Kohlberg's States of Moral Development...
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Voices of Iraqi Refugees

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
The stated goal of this resource is to provide learners with basic facts about and build empathy for Iraqi refugees. To do so elementary classes develop a plan for how to welcome refugees to their classroom. Middle schoolers read...
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Einstein in Time

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewEinstein sure had an interesting life. Using a remote learning resource, pupils examine a timeline of Einstein's life. They learn about the major scientific discoveries as well as humanitarian and social work. Additionally, they read...
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Herbert Hoover: Iowa Farm Boy an World Humanitarian

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students research Herbert Hoover's life and how he became known as a "Great Humanitarian." Students use images and historic places in their research.
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Was the Iraq War a "Humanitarian Intervention?"

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars debate the intent of the Iraq war.  In this humanitarian intervention lesson, students each research a view point and defend it in a class room debate.  Young scholars defend the views points of Terry Nardin or Fernando...
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Humanitarian Aid in Iraq

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the impact of the Iraqi war on the civilian population in Iraq. They read an article, participate in class discussion and consider efforts that are being made to alleviate difficult conditions.
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Mother Teresa

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the life of Mother Teresa and her contributions to humanitarian services. They listen to a guest speaker, listen to a teacher-led lecture, write an essay, complete journal entries, and participate in a service...
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Simulation on Conflict Prevention in the Greater Horn of Africa

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is containing a conflict possible in the Horn of Africa? Young peacekeepers engage in a simulation that examines the multi-faceted conflict that exists between the countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Representatives from ten countries in...
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Where Is Home?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Gabriel and Aluel have finally made it to an international refugee camp. However, Aluel is not allowed to attend school. Pupils examine why and argue for her right to an education using documents from international law. Then, they make...
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The Poetry of Giving

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Learn about philanthropy and poetic conventions with an inclusive lesson about Bill Gates. After learning about Mr. Gates' humanitarian efforts in the world, sixth graders use alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, rhythm, and refrain in...

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