CES premieres Human Rights Workshop for K-14 educators

The Center for European Studies hosted a teacher workshop on human rights titled “Understanding How the EU Impacts Human Rights Regimes”. Human rights are an essential part of learning about justice in our world. Yet how can it be taught effectively to students in a globally competent manner? Prof. Mert Kartal and Dr. Jess Clayton addressed this concern of human rights in the EU context. Specifically, looking at the EU’s impact on human rights in member and candidate states. Participants had time to discuss and explore ways to develop the workshop themes in their classrooms; this included participating in a simulation of the Boomerang Model, which demonstrated the important roles of varying international actors including states, NGOs, and international organizations in progressing human rights.

This event was one of many outreach opportunities that the Center for European Studies undertakes in efforts to make The University of Wisconsin’s resources more accessible to the local K-14 student and teaching community. We have also relaunched our EU Chocolate Simulation a great resource for teaching the intricacies of the European Union to students. Please feel free to contact us at europe@international.wisc.edu with any questions or comments.