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Ch 36: NYSTCE Social Studies: Human Rights Worldwide

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Look over this chapter to review the cause of human rights. These lessons will help you study for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam by refreshing your knowledge of significant documents, advocates, and reasons for human rights campaigns.

NYSTCE Social Studies: Human Rights Worldwide - Chapter Summary

This chapter will address human rights mainly throughout modern history as part of your preparations for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam. Topics that will be developed in these lessons include:

  • The Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights
  • Declarations during the French Revolution
  • International enforcement of human rights treaties and the purpose of UNICEF
  • Ethnocentrism and cultural relativity
  • Arguments for violating human rights
  • The Holocaust, Spanish Inquisition and other examples of ethnic cleansing
  • Steps to prevent crimes of war and genocide
  • Opposition to American slavery
  • Impact of the Irish famine
  • Individual advocates for human rights

These lessons are available to you as brief animated videos and corresponding transcriptions. After you view each one, be sure to take the related self-assessment to determine how well you comprehend the content reviewed.

12 Lessons in Chapter 36: NYSTCE Social Studies: Human Rights Worldwide
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The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

1. The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in U.S. History and led to the country's independence from Great Britain. In this lesson, we will review the main components of this important document.

The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

2. The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

Why do Americans have certain freedoms? This lesson reviews the events leading to the Bill of Rights. It also summarizes each of the ten amendments and analyzes the importance of each one.

The Constitutional Monarchy: Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen & the Civil Constitution

3. The Constitutional Monarchy: Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen & the Civil Constitution

In this lesson, we will study the moderate phase of the French Revolution, focusing specifically on the Tennis Court Oath, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, and the constitutional monarchy.

Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets

4. Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets

The international community acknowledges the existence of certain universal human rights. In this lesson, you'll learn about how the international community seeks to enforce these rights and hold sovereign states accountable for their violation.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): History & Purpose

5. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): History & Purpose

It may be cliche, but children really are our future, and the majority of the world's children are threatened by poverty, malnutrition, disease, discrimination, and violence. In this lesson, you'll learn about UNICEF and its efforts to fix this problem.

Cultural Relativity, Ethnocentrism & the Rights of Humans

6. Cultural Relativity, Ethnocentrism & the Rights of Humans

This lesson will seek to explain the concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativity. In doing so, it will also highlight the role human rights plays in the actual working out of these two concepts amid cultures.

Analyzing Justifications for Human Rights Violations

7. Analyzing Justifications for Human Rights Violations

Human rights are an important issue in modern global politics, but sadly they are still often violated. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the major justifications for human rights violations, and see how they've been used throughout history.

Ethnic Cleansing: Definition & Examples

8. Ethnic Cleansing: Definition & Examples

This lesson will explain the tragedy of ethnic cleansing. In doing so, it will highlight examples from the 1990s, the Holocaust, the Spanish Inquisition, and even the ancient world.

Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention

9. Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention

The following lesson will cover how crimes of war and genocide are identified, as well as the steps taken to prevent them from reoccurring. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.

Slavery in Early America: Characteristics & Opposition

10. Slavery in Early America: Characteristics & Opposition

The institution of slavery in early America was a source of both economic profits and divisive tensions. It began as a peculiar institution of colonial society and blossomed into a sectional issue that threatened to destroy the young United States.

Irish Famine: Contributing Factors & Effects

11. Irish Famine: Contributing Factors & Effects

The Irish Famine is one of the darkest periods in Irish history. In this lesson, we will explore the causes of this catastrophe, as well the impacts it had on the Irish people and identity.

Human Rights Advocates: Effects & Examples

12. Human Rights Advocates: Effects & Examples

This lesson will discuss human right advocates throughout history. We will explore the causes exemplary human rights figures have fought for and the impact that these advocates have had on human history.

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