HRE Curriculum Integration Guide

The Human Rights Education Curriculum Integration Guide is designed to provide model lessons to assist social studies and other educators in implementing human rights education within their daily practice.


This project was developed by a team of New Jersey educators and is tied specifically to their state's social studies standards. However, the guide can be used as a model for any educator seeking to integrate human rights into their curriculum.


Each lesson is tied to Common Core curriculum standards and contains suggested modifications for ESL populations and classified students, as well as suggestions regarding how each lesson supports literacy development.  



Elementary (Pre-K - 4)

Middle (5 -8)

High (9-12)


HRE USA is a project of The Center for Transformative Action

The core values of HRE USA and its partner organizations include transparency and critical thinking skills. We believe that human rights--and human rights education--belong to everyone, and that the full realization of human rights means that access to human rights education materials must never be conditioned upon the subscription to any particular religious faith, ideology, political affiliation, or membership in any particular organization and that any organizational connections should be openly acknowledged.