Write for Rights introduces students to human rights by writing letters to help 10 real young people around the world who are at risk just for their peaceful human rights activism. By participating in Write for Rights, students develop effective writing skills and experience firsthand the power of their words to make a difference. Students’ letters are actually delivered to the people who have the power to positively influence each case. For example, in Write for Rights 2018, letters from students supported and amplified the work of Gulzar Duishenova in Kyrgyzstan and joined the call for the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was signed on March 14, 2019. This is a free annual letter-writing project by Amnesty International. To participate, educators simply sign up and then students write letters in their classroom. An Educator’s Guide, Case Sheets, Samples Letters, and other tools are available on Amnesty International’s website. Along with submitting letters, participants can enter an online drawing for a chance to win $500 to travel to Amnesty International’s annual meeting in San Diego, California, in March 2020.
Deadline: Students’ letters should be mailed, either directly using the addresses on the Case Sheets or in one envelope via postal mail, by January 31, 2020.
Back to school may look a little different this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: teachers are still finding innovative ways to improve student learning and they need funding in order to execute their ideas. To help you fund your classroom dreams this year, we’ve compiled a list of funding opportunities for the classroom:
Take control in this new era of learning with a new integrated handwriting program to meet the demands of today’s classroom. Learning Without Tears has taken its proven instructional methods grounded in foundational skills for handwriting and applied them digitally to ensure all learners can gain fluency in handwriting, whether they are learning remotely or in classrooms.
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