NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES
June 2, 2012 Human Rights Committee Agenda/Report
Date: June 2, 2012
To: Human Rights Committee Members & Board of Directors
From: Barbara Bernard and Vince Marmorale, Co-Chairs
Re: Board Change-over Meeting Agenda/Report
I Committee Charge:
Review the committee’s charge from the Executive Committee.
- Review curriculum documents and assessment tools and concepts.
- Publish resource, methodological and curricular material.
- Work with the Convention Planning Committee to provide sessions on human rights
-Assist local councils in meeting the needs of their members in terms of enhancing
instruction in human rights.
Establish specific goals for the year.
Develop a calendar and work assignments.
Conduct an end-of-the-year review
II Review Curriculum and Assessment Documents:
Focus on incorporating human rights and the Holocaust into the common core.
Since our only meeting will be at the conference, it is imperative that we keep in touch in order to maintain an active Human Rights Committee.
Please e-mail material relating to human rights education to committee members. A membership list is attached.
III Committee Goals:
Develop a common core unit on human rights and/or the Holocaust.
Please submit a title for an article for Time & Place or the Docket.
Develop a calendar and timeline for submitting articles.
Submit conference proposals for NYSCSS. Proposal forms are on line.
Suggest titles for the committee round table discussion workshop proposal.
Participation in the NYSCSS Conference and, if possible, the NCSS Conference
IV Committee Members Activities:
Vince and Barbara presented at LICSS, NCSS, GMNY, and NYSCSS. Proposals to be submitted to the LICSS, GMNY, and NYSCSS for the coming year.
Vince continues to work on his documentary.
Bill Reilly coordinated a global project that connects teachers and students for purposes of achieving better cultural understanding. They coordinate art exchanges and then sell the art to help build schools in Africa.
SAVE THE DATE:
NCSS Conference –November 16-18, 2012, Seattle, WA
NYSCSS Conference – TBA