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World History & Literature Initiative


World History and Literature Initiative
Global Human Rights & Human Dignity
June 22-24, 2016
8:45 – 4:00 each day
$50 for all three days
SCECHs available


Global Human Rights and Human Dignity

For over 10 years, the World History Initiative and now the World History and Literature Initiative has helped World History and English Language Arts teachers deepen their content knowledge, enhance their pedagogical practices, and acquire new resources and instructional materials to engage their students in historical thinking.

Our three-day conference this year focuses on the issues involved in defining, promoting, and enacting human rights on the global and local scales. Working with scholars at the University of Michigan, participants will address issues entailed in constructing statements and policies on human dignity and human rights, the legal and political enforcement of these policies, and the relationships between the global and the local.

Our goal is to develop knowledge and insights about human rights across the global and to share ways to encourage students to think about these issues. As has been our practice, the presentations and resources used in the workshop are made available to participants for use in their own classrooms.



Registration Deadline: Friday, June 10, 2016

Early registration is encouraged, as past workshops have filled quickly.

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Sponsors include the University of Michigan’s International Institute, School of Education, and Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

This event is funded in part by Title VI NRC grants from the U.S. Department of Education.