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Human Rights Education at 2015 NCSS
Celebrate Human Rights with HRE USA at NCSS!

National Council for Social Studies Conference
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA
November  13-15. 2015

Join HRE USA and the NCSS HRE Community for the annual National Council of Social Studies (NCSS) conference in New Orleans for an exchange of ideas and resources and for a world class New Orleans jazz experience. The theme of this year’s conference is Celebrate Social Responsibility. Subthemes include Celebrate Human Rights; Celebrate Sustainability; Celebrate Global Citizenship-Past and Present; and Celebrate Excellence in Social Studies Education. 

This year’s NCSS Annual Conference includes a wide range of HRE-related presentations as part of the overall conference.  HRE USA partner, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, has developed a guide for conference attendees of the most HRE-related sessions.

>> Download the Human Rights at NCSS 2015 Guide 

The Human Rights Education Community of NCSS has also planned several events as part of the conference including:
  • A Community Scholar’s Presentation by Susan Katz and Andrea Spero, co-authors of Bringing Human Rights Education to US Classrooms: Exemplary Models from Elementary Grades to University (Palgrave, 2015).
  • A Community Showcase to showcase human rights education materials at various times throughout the conference.
  • An HRE Community Reception at which HRE USA will announce the recipient of the Edward O’Brien Human Rights Education Award.
>> Conference information and registration.

We look forward to seeing you there!