Fourth R: Human Rights Museum, U of M Partner Up

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights at The Forks (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

A new summer program for teachers will provide training opportunities to learn and understand how to teach human rights issues.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba have created the institute called “The Fourth R: Teaching and Leadership for Human Rights Education.”

Officials say the program will help address teacher needs for more knowledge and skills in teaching about human rights, a subject that is increasingly being integrated into all school curriculum areas.

“The purpose of this summer institute is to ensure human rights take a central place in education — not just as something we teach about, but also as something that informs how we teach,” said Dr. David Mandzuk, Dean of Education at the U of M. “It will also help educators think deeply and critically about how they represent human rights stories, which can be told from multiple perspectives.”

The summer institute, which runs from July 16-29, is open to teachers and student teachers.

The museum will open to the public on September 20.