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About the project

November 19, 2009

The project is divided into five distinct sections (outlined below) and will be classroom based. Students are encouraged to carry out their own research on the topics as well as use information and resources provided by the staff involved. Those participating will also be expected to add their own, personal reflections on the material covered. It is aimed at 16-18 year olds but younger students could participate if their staff think it is appropriate.  

Unit 1: What are our human rights?

 Suggested content:

  • Research – what does the declaration of human rights say?
  • Why are these legislations important in a civilised society?
  • Which ones from the list are the most important to you and why?


Unit 2: The Holocaust

 Suggested content:

  • Research – find examples from the Holocaust where specific human rights were violated

e.g. removal of civic rights in the Nuremberg Laws etc.

  • Use of survivor testimony – either by invitation into school or via video conference
  • Preparation for survivor testimony to include questions regarding the violation of human rights


Unit 3: Modern Genocide

 Suggested content:

  • Students to research one more recent act of genocide e.g. in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda or Darfur
  • Research to focus on how / why it started, what happened and how human rights were violated
  • Use of survivor testimony from these genocides could also be explored either in written or film format


Unit 4: How can genocide be prevented?

 Suggested content:

  • Research the causes of genocide – focus on the common threads between the Holocaust and others
  • Explore what young people can practically do to ensure ‘Never Again’

e.g. democracy, political activism, government commitments, personal / social responsibilities

  • Raising awareness of key issues such as tolerance to fellow students and local community


Unit 5: Sharing experiences

 Suggested content:

  • Students to share their research projects and personal responses with the other EU schools involved
  • This could include examples of quality work, good practice, lesson plans etc.
  • Exchange of ideas via e-mail, video conference and a Web Site for the project created and managed by Mirela Popescu’s school in Romania
  • The possibility of students visiting each others schools could also be explored.

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November 19, 2009

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