Booming Twin Cities refugee populations bring local reality to global issues The Minnesota Daily: http://www.mndaily.com June 20, 2007 By Marni Ginther Reading, writing, arithmetic - and human rights? That's the concept behind the University's Institute for Global Studies' workshop designed to help K-12 teachers integrate human rights studies into their state-required curriculums. The class, "Human Rights, Genocide and the Holocaust" is one of four week-long professional development workshops the Institute offers this summer. Human rights education is becoming more important as human rights violations around the world are changing the faces of American classrooms, said Anoka High School teachers Andrew Frosch and Rachel Witham. "For me, (human rights education) is a way to get kids to care. A way to say, 'Hey, the people that are moving into your neighborhood that don't look like you - you need to know a little bit about their history,' " Witham said. Frosch said because of growing refugee populations in the state, teachers are finding themselves face-to-face with students who have undergone severe emotional trauma. Copyright 2007 © The Minnesota Daily <http://www.mndaily.com> The full article can be read at The Minnesota Daily website: http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2007/06/20/71994 ======== North American Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education-na/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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