Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy
The Choices Program
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Over the past several decades, discussion about human rights has permeated international relations, creating a surge in treaties, institutions, and social movements. Yet while the general principle of human rights has been broadly accepted, human rights abuses persist and questions about the subject remain hotly contested.
Using readings, case studies, and primary sources, students examine the evolving role that human rights has played in international politics and explore the current debate on U.S. human rights policy.
A Teacher Resource Book to accompany this iBooks Textbook is available as a pdf portfolio. It includes lesson plans, vocabulary, study guides, graphic organizers, and student handouts. Documents can be posted to a learning management system or emailed directly to students for use on the iPad. This resource book is available from The Choices Program at www.choices.edu/ebooks.
This title is one in a continuing series from the Choices Program.
What's New in Version 1.9
This updated edition highlights key vocabulary in the text and provides a list (organized by chapter) in a special resource section. It also includes access to a Teacher’s Resource Book that includes lesson plans, vocabulary, study guides, graphic organizers, and classroom handouts. These are pdf documents that can be posted to a learning management system or emailed directly to students for use on the iPad. This resource book is available from the Choices Program at www.choices.edu/ebooks. Additionally, acknowledgement has been added.
Amazing Interactive Resource!
Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy is a fully interactive iBook that can be used by both teachers and students. It is easy to bookmark and navigate through the iBook. The text is written for high school students; however, with the highlighting and note taking aids built in to the iBook, it can be accessible for middle school students as well. The note taking feature allows the user to highlight portions of the text, then the highlights become study cards, which can be used to review the information or they can be emailed for later use. The graphics and pictures used throughout the iBook make the text visually interesting. Short video clips of human rights scholars discussing a wide range of topics are also incorporated throughout the readings. The external links provided throughout the text serve to enhance learning by connecting the user to real-life examples of the content being presented. Competing Visions of Human Rights is a fantastic iBook that provides an enriched learning experience for the reader!