The Introduction presents the Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) modules and discusses how they can be used both in schools and in non formal venues.
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Many words are used in Exploring Humanitarian Law in a specialized way. For example, our use of “humanitarian act” is more narrow than the general use of the term. The reader should realize that many of the terms have a broader general use than is specified in the glossary.
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This legal manual supports teachers by providing answers to specific IHL questions.
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The flexible nature of EHL allows teachers to connect and enhance the students' learning through books that explore many of the issues found in EHL. Here are some books suggested by other teachers.
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Films can be used to supplement lessons explored in EHL. Here is a list compiled by teachers using EHL in the classroom.
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Here you will find additional videos that can be used to supplement your EHL lessons.
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Each module in EHL provides you with web resources that relate to the topics explored. Here are additional web sites that could be used to assist you and your students.
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Find out how can we help young people to understand the complexities involved in responding to the devastation that has occurred in Haiti.
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Students need to learn more than just the facts. Help them understand the world around them.
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See articles about turning bad news into a teaching moment and teaching students to think critically about social dilemmas.
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In commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the start of the American Civil War in 2011, the American Red Cross is offering these resources to help educators connect American history to humanitarian law and principles.
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This EHL supplement provides guidance on implementation and assessment of EHL. It includes questionnaires and other tools to evaluate the impact of EHL.
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This EHL supplement provides guidance for appropriate ways to teach EHL in various subject areas.
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Insertion charts show what each exploration can offer for various subject areas:
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