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May 21 is World Cultural Diversity Day. Here are some resources for Teachers and Students.

By HHRC | May 21, 2020 | Comments Off on May 21 is World Cultural Diversity Day. Here are some resources for Teachers and Students.

If you’re looking for resources or assignments to give students to help learn more about World Cultural Diversity Day and how cultures help shape who we are, you’ve come to the right place!

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Nelson Mandela on Human Rights

By HHRC | May 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Nelson Mandela on Human Rights

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela

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Watch: HHRC interviews Phuc Tran, author of new memoir ‘Sigh, Gone’

By Marpheen Chann | May 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Watch: HHRC interviews Phuc Tran, author of new memoir ‘Sigh, Gone’

In the month of April, we observed Genocide Awareness Month. The month of May happens to be Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and it just so happens that Phuc Tran, a Vietnamese-American Mainer just published his memoir, Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In

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HHRC History: Students write poems after hearing Holocaust survivors

By HHRC | May 14, 2020 | Comments Off on HHRC History: Students write poems after hearing Holocaust survivors

In 1986 Linda Voss, a 6th-grade teacher at China Elementary School created a unit entitled, “The Hatred and Prejudice Inflicted Upon Anne Frank and Other Jews of Her Time – A Lesson in Avoiding  Past  Errors.” Holocaust survivors Rochelle and Jerry Slivka visited the class and shared their personal experiences.  Linda Voss shared some of the poems that…

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Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights

By HHRC | May 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world… Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look…

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For teachers adapting to pandemic, inspiration from teachers and students during Holocaust

By Erica Nadelhaft | May 8, 2020 | Comments Off on For teachers adapting to pandemic, inspiration from teachers and students during Holocaust

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. All over the country, and indeed, much of the world, teachers are adapting to online education.  Teachers, students, and parents struggle with technology, disparities and lack of access to high speed internet and staying engaged in remote learning, even while they and their students and students’ families grapple with…

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Fred Rogers on Helping Children

By HHRC | May 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Fred Rogers on Helping Children

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in [their] life is a hero to me.” – Fred Rogers

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Decision Making: Introduction

By HHRC | May 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Decision Making: Introduction
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May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Here are Resources for Maine teachers and students.

By HHRC | May 4, 2020 | Comments Off on May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Here are Resources for Maine teachers and students.

In April, we remembered the Holocaust. In May, we remember the history of Jewish Mainers and their contributions right here in Maine.

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The Armenian Genocide and a Brief History of Armenians in Maine

By HHRC | April 30, 2020 | Comments Off on The Armenian Genocide and a Brief History of Armenians in Maine

The local Maine community began in 1896 – created by families escaping the early massacre of Armenians in Istanbul. Garabed Yeghoian, his wife Tersagel and their children were the first to arrive.

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