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Join Us for Exploring International Humanitarian Law Educator Workshop

The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to invite you to our second The Humanitarian Perspective—Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) Educator Workshop on Saturday, August 20 at 9:00 am at Capital Chapter Area (please see the attachment for more information).  This workshop is intended to introduce educators to the Exploring Humanitarian Law toolkit created by the International Convention of the Red Cross. The Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) curriculum provides educators with free resources that help students understand the rules governing war and their impact on human life and dignity. The EHL curriculum brings real-world events to life in the classroom, connecting your students to the world around them and enhancing their global competence. We have attached a flyer to this email that talks more about how as professors can use the EHL toolkit in your curriculum.

During the workshop, we will discuss the EHL toolkit, which includes over thirty hours of hands on activities, discussions and relevant news accounts about humanitarian issues such as human dignity, rules of conflict and the Geneva Conventions. Additionally, since this year is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War, we will also be discussing the American Civil War from a humanitarian perspective along with ways to integrate the new Civil War toolkit into the classroom. There we will explore the toolkit and discuss ways in which it can be applied in the classroom. We would appreciate it if attendees would RSVP if they are able to attend (simply email ).

Our professional development trainings also allow you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The American Red Cross is an authorized provider of CEUs through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). We will explaining how to purchase your CEUs at the end of the workshop. To learn more about the curriculum, watch videos of educators using EHL in their classrooms and explore the free EHL toolkit at

Please forward this letter to other educators who might be interested in attending the training and learning more about the EHL curriculum. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at or call (850) 878-6080 to speak with Jie or Katie.

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This entry was posted on August 5, 2011 by in International.

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