Human Rights in the Southern Cone: Spotlight on Argentina

University of Connecticut Early College Experience Workshop -December 12, 2014

Created by Kathryn Cooke & Shilpa Rajbahak, Branford High School, Branford, CT

Units & Lessons

Unit 1 Human Rights Lessons I-IV: focus on current events, human rights, history-overview of the Dirty War, photography.

Unit 2 Freedom Lessons I-III: focus on censorship, exile, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and literature.

Unit 3 The Repressed and the Repressors Lessons I-III: focus on history, politics, literature

Unit 4 Truth and Justice Lessons I-III: Focus on history, politics, primary source documents

Unit 5 Crime Wave in the Southern Cone: Focus on declassified documents, international political affairs, political cartoon study

Unit 6 Memory is a Verb: Focus on concluding activities: activist art, collective memory, healing from trauma, legacy of the Dirty War, political cartoons, street art