Lesson Plans on Human Trafficking

2012/2013 SHREI Fellows: Human Trafficking

How I Teach About Human Trafficking


Jeramy Wallace                                         
College of San Mateo and
Foothill College

This interdisciplinary unit strives to reveal the realities of human trafficking for labor by tracing its pathways from its end point in the U.S. to its beginning point at the country of origin. As such, students will familiarize themselves with the pull factors that encourage illicit trafficking into the U.S., the hardships that the victims experience during their journey, and the push factors that thrust them in the hands of their oppressors.

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Katie Zanoni
San Diego City College

This module presents concepts related to child soldiers within the context of a Peace Studies introductory course at the community college level. Students are provided a case study on the Democratic Republic of Congo to understand the political, social and economic reasons why child soldiers exist within this country in conflict. The journey of a child soldier is described to students through the exploration of news stories, personal narratives, interviews, images, and videos depicting the life of a child soldier in the DRC. 

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Steve Miller
Modesto Junior College

This portfolio assignment aims to embed human rights into a political science course on political theory. Within this course, students read political theorists, discuss human rights in general, watch documentary films, and complete a research portfolio project on a human rights issue (e.g., human trafficking, genocide). Leading into this research portfolio assignment, I offer several activities related to human rights. These activities are a human rights/constitutional amendment simulation, polling, crucial blogging, and a Wiki page pho to graph/image assignment. The purpose of the portfolio assignment and these activities is to promote student learning about political theorists, political theories, politics, and human rights. I want students to connect concrete human rights issues and their portfolio to the academic literature offered in class. 

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Alison Shelling
Monterey Peninsula College

This is a unit/module to use in fashion classes ranging from business and marketing, through an introduction and overview of the fashion business. 

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  • Fellows Program and Symposium
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  • Foreign Language Professional Development Workshops

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SHREI Newsletter Winter 2014
New Workshops for Community College Instructors; Art at De Anza College; 2013-14 SHREI Fellows; 2014 SHREI Symposium; Upcoming Film Screening; Outstanding Student Project Award Read More

SHREI Newsletter Fall 2012 
SHREI Announces 2012-13 Human Rights Educator Fellows; Recap: 2012 Symposium. Read More



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