A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice

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The Road to Peace introduces learners to the concept of transitional justice, a process where nations examine the causes of conflict, identify abuses, and use this information to develop a plan to transition to a society that upholds international human rights standards. Lessons focus on events in Peru, Cambodia, Guatemala, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and in the United States.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Before launching the unit, read through the entire packet and determine the support services available on campus and in your community
  • Update the The World Conflict Fact Sheet to reflect current statistics
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for high schoolers but easily adapted to other grades
  • The lessons are designed to be taught in order as part of one unit, and could also be used as stand alone, mini-lessons, or as part of a related unit
  • The resource comes with a warning that the lessons contain sensitive language and graphic materials that should be used carefully
  • A protocol must be in place for the respectful discussion of sensitive issues
Pros

  • The 229-page teaching guide includes a Table of Contents that makes it easy to locate the 10 lessons, the handouts for each lesson, and the resources in the appendix
Cons

  • None