Credits:           2.5 

Suggested Grade Level:   9 – 12 

Few issues in the world today are as important, or impact the lives of as many people, as the issue of human rights. From ISIS in the Middle East, to political repression in China, to allegations of torture by the CIA right here in the United States, basic human rights are endangered or violated all over the world. And all over the world, individual citizens work every day to protect those human rights—liberty, equality, and justice, freedom from fear and freedom from want-- from abuse. In this course, students will identify universal human rights—the freedoms, protections, and opportunities that all human beings are entitled to—and will examine how our understanding of those rights has evolved over time. They will also explore the ways and instances in which those human rights have been violated, both in the past and in contemporary society, in the United States and around the world. Finally, students will identify actions that have been and are being taken to protect, defend, and extend human rights around the world, and will develop their own action project to advance, in whatever way they choose, that work.

Sandshore Elementary School

Sandshore Elementary School
498 Sandshore Rd
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4003

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Mountain View Elementary School

Mountain View Elementary School
118 Cloverhill Drive
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2201

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Chester M. Stephens Elementary School

Chester M. Stephens Elementary School
99 Sunset Drive
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4002

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Tinc Road School

Tinc Road School
24 Tinc Road
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2203

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Mt. Olive Middle School

Mt. Olive Middle School
160 Wolfe Road
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4006

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Mt. Olive High School

Mt. Olive High School
18 Corey Road
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2208

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