Exploring Humanitarian Law

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:48

    Newton — The Red Cross will hold a free educators workshop on Exploring Humanitarian Law, on July 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sussex County Chapter of the American Red Cross in Newton. This workshop is for middle and high school teachers as well as college faculty. The curriculum is designed to fit seamlessly into a wide variety of courses, including history, international studies, political-science, human rights, peace/conflict studies, anthropology, psychology/sociology, pre-law, military science, and security studies. A professional development opportunity for all educators, the workshop is highly interactive, led by experienced master teachers, includes presentations from experts in humanitarian issues and law, and is a hands-on discovery of the humanitarian law curriculum. The curriculum is designed to teach students about respect for life and human dignity, ethical judgment, global citizenship, the protections of the Geneva Conventions and the role of the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations. The purpose of this training workshop is to expose educators to the Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum (www.redcross.org/ehl) which can be offered as a course or used as a toolkit to enhance existing curriculums effectively. Participants who complete the training are eligible to obtain Graduate Level Credits or Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Registration is now open at www.sussexredcross.org. For more information contact Lauri Gill at 973-579-1600 or lgill@sussexredcross.org.