Exploring Humanitarian Law
The primary intention of Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is to help young people embrace the principles of humanity in their daily lives and in the way they assess events at home and abroad. In particular, outcomes should take account of positive changes in levels of:
- Awareness of limits and of various forms of protection applicable to situations of armed conflict;
- Understanding of the multiple aspects of International Humanitarian Law, the complexity of its application and of humanitarian issues;
- Interest in international current events and humanitarian action;
- Capacity to view conflict situations at home and abroad from a humanitarian perspective;
- Active involvement in community service or other forms of engagement in favor of the most vulnerable members of society.
For more information on the Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum and to access free lessons, visit www.redcross.org/ehl.
To access free lessons and resources for teachers and students: The American Civil War: A Humanitarian Perspective, visit http://www.redcross.org/what- we-do/international-services/ educating-future- humanitarians/american-civil- war
- Grade Levels:
- Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
- Government, History, International Relations, Law, Leadership, Military and Wartime History, Public Policy
- National/State Standards:
- The EHL curriculum has been aligned with national and state standards for social studies, English language arts, and common core.