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California Curriculum for Human Rights and Genocide

"It is of deep importance in our increasingly multicultural society and our interdependent world that our students recognize the sanctity of life and the dignity of the individual. We want to instill in our students a respect for each person as a unique individual. We want our students to understand that concern for ethics and human rights is universal and represents the aspirations of men and women in every time and place."
-- California State Board of Education

Model Curriculum for Human Rights and Genocide - State curriculum for public schools of California. Includes sections with grade specific information.
Published for the California State Board of Education, by the California Department of Education

Genocide in Darfur

Darfur Eyewitness Teacher Guide - This lesson works well when taught in conjunction with studying the Holocaust.


  • Students will be able to define the terms genocide and crimes against humanity.
  • Students will understand the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan.
  • Students will learn what they can do to help end the genocide in Darfur
Darfur and Patterns of Genocide - Educators are encouraged to engage their students with lessons about Darfur to inspire activism and understand the complicated history. To receive the curriculum: "Darfur and the Patterns of Genocide" please contact Morgan Blum, Director of Education, JFCS Holocaust Center MorganB@jfcs.org 415-449-1289.

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