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American Civil Liberties Union: Interview with Jessica Gonzales
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An interview conducted by the ACLU in March of 2005, preceding a Supreme Court hearing in the case of Castle Rock, Colorado v. Gonzales. This case determined the accountability of local law enforcement for failing to enforce court orders that protect victims of abuse by a spouse or acquaintance.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Criminal Justice
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Civil Liberties Union
Date Added:
03/19/2014
American Civil Liberties Union. Jessica Gonzales v. U.S.A.
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In the first case brought by a survivor of domestic violence against the U.S. before an international human rights tribunal, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found that the United States violated the human rights of Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales) and her children.

Case Summary and downloadable court documents

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Case Study
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Civil Liberties Union
Date Added:
03/04/2014
Being a Teacher: Reading 12. Spoil the Rod, Spare the Child
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Teachers often confuse authority with power, to use the distinction made at the beginning of Reading 11. Probably the most common means of wielding power (for teachers) has been the use of corporal punishment. The following extract was taken from a two-part article in The Educator's Voice, published by SADTU. Vally briefly analyses some of the reasons for the popularity of corporal punishment among teachers in South Africa. Corporal punishment is of course now illegal in South Africa (as it is in many countries). However, it still has many supporters among teachers and parents. Vally goes on to summarize a number of different research findings that indicate that corporal punishment has few, if any, educational advantages. Even if you feel inclined to question the research, the question remains: should professional teachers advocate a practice upon which so much doubt has been cast?

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Vally, Salim
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Big Questions For The Future Lecture Series
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This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to fight against future pandemics. The Oxford Martin School academics explain their various research topics in an accessible and thoughtful way and try to find practical solutions to these issues.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Colin Goding|Ian Goldin|Adrian Hill|Angela McClean|Katherine Willis|Robyn Norton|Sonia Contera|Pedro Ferreira|Steve Rayner
Date Added:
08/20/2012
Blame it on the WTO? A Human Rights Critique
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This textbook provides a much-needed legal examination of the criticisms often levelled at the human rights record of the WTO, and Assesses whether developed States have an obligation towards developing nations to create a fairer trading system in the light of the failure of the Doha Round.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Sarah Joseph
Date Added:
09/22/2017
CFR InfoGuide: Modern Slavery
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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) InfoGuide on Modern Slavery examines the forces driving slavery and the many forms it has taken, including debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.

Subject:
World Cultures
Cultural Geography
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Council on Foreign Relations
Date Added:
01/25/2018
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) Series
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The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration. The mobility of people is now firmly recognised as a key dimension shaping society today, but the relationship between migration and societal change is only partly understood. Research at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), core funded by the Economic and Social Research Council is geared to deepen the understanding of this relationship. These series of 68 audio lectures is presented by COMPAS.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Ahmet Icduygu
Becky Taylor
Ben Gidley
Ben Rogaly
Bridget Anderson
Dario Melossi
David Glover
Frances Webber
Martin Ruhs
Michele Ford
Nicola Piper
Sarah Croft
Scott Blinder
Susan Eckstein
Thomas Huddleston
Ursula Kelly
Vaughan Jones
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03/11/2011
Child Rights in Cartoons
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In 1998, UNICEF thought of a creative way to help educate the world about children’s rights. UNICEF asked directors around the world to make a 30-second animated film illustrating one of the rights spelled out in the Convention of the Rights of the Child. Since then, over 70 studios in 32 countries have created cartoons for this project. The cartoons have been shown on television to over 1 billion people worldwide and are still on TV today in many countries. Click on these images to watch a cartoon version of the articles of the CRC.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
UNICEF
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Claiming Connections: A Distant World of Sweatshops?
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Sweatshops and the exploitation of workers are often linked to the globalised production of 'big brand' labels. This unit examines how campaigners have successfully closed the distance between the brands and the sweatshops, while others argue that such production 'kick starts' economies into growth benefiting whole communities.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/07/2007
A Collaboration of Sites and Sounds: Using Wikis to Catalog Protest Songs
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This lesson makes a connection to popular culture by asking students to research and analyze contemporary and historic protest songs and to catalogue them in a class wiki.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
Conflict
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This is a collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Conflict, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "Greetings from Grozny" (2002), "Ladies First" (2004), "Suicide Bombers" (2004).

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Thirteen/WNET New York
Provider Set:
WIDE ANGLE: Window into Global History
Date Added:
05/19/2006
Considering President Obama's remarks on the Trayvon Martin Case
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This activity aims to facilitate classroom discussion of President Obama's remarks on July 19 about race and the Trayvon Martin case.

Subject:
Law
General Law
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Date Added:
07/22/2013
Contemporary Literature: Literature, Development, and Human Rights, Spring 2008
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Subject focuses on fiction, drama, and poetry and possibly films inspired by these topics mostly of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brouillette, Sarah
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Conversations with History: A Strategic U.S. Approach to South Africa, with Princeton N. Lyman
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman, former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa and Nigeria for a discussion of U.S. Africa Relations. He talks about AfricaŐs strategic importance to the United States focusing on issues such as energy, health, terrorism, and human rights. He describes the role of China in African affairs and analyzes the U.S. capacity to engage Africa in the new strategic environment of the post 911 world. (52 min)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
05/09/2010
Conversations with History: Chasing the Flame
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard Professor Samantha Power for a discussion of her new book, "Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World." The conversation focuses on the lessons of De Mello's life for understanding the challenges confronting world order in the 21st century. (56 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
05/05/2007
Conversations with History: Confronting Chile's History, with Juan Guzman
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UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler and Juan Guzman, Chief judge, Court of Appeals, Santiago, Chile, discuss human rights and the Chilean justice system. (59 min))

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
03/26/2006
Conversations with History: Diplomacy and the Shaping of a Human Rights Agenda, with John Shattuck
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UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler welcomes John Shattuck, Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Library Foundation, for a discussion of his career and work in the area of civil liberties and human rights. (54 min)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
05/01/2001
Conversations with History: Freedom of Expression, Tolerance, and Human Rights with T.M. Scanlon
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard philosophy professor T.M. Scanlon for a discussion of freedom of expression, tolerance, and human rights. (53 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
08/13/2007
Conversations with History: Humanitarianism, the Human Rights Movement, and U.S. Foreign Policy, with David Rieff
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UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler interviews author David Rieff who talks about his new book A Bed for the Night which analyzes the evolution of humanitarian work in international affairs focusing especially on its relations with the human rights movement and political leaders. (58 min)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
08/19/2007