Universal Human Rights Month

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David & Lorraine Cheng Library

William Paterson University

December 2021

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Universal Human Rights Month

This is a time for people around the works to come together and advocate for dignity and equality for all individuals in communities around the world. December 10th was declared Human Rights Day in 1948 by the United Nations that marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can find the declaration here


The theme for 2021 focuses on how rights are the beginning of peace within societies to create a fairer society for future generations.

Online Resources

These resources can be used in the Prek-12 classroom for lesson planning.

Human Rights Day 2021 - Event Info and Resources

Resources for teaching Human Rights Day, in the PreK-8 classroom. Includes downloadable packs and PowerPoint resources with activities and history lessons. A free account is needed you use the resources.

Human Rights Day 2021 Theme Equality - Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights

links to resources to fight racism and inequality including Kahoot, photo galleries, and videos.

Universal Human Rights Month

Basic history about Universal Human Rights Month celebrated during the month of December. Links to resources including book lists that support engaging students in the Historic Universal Declaration Document.

Curriculum Materials Resources

These LibGuides are a selection of annotated book lists that can be used for PreK-12 lesson plans. You can find all of our guides at: https://guides.wpunj.edu/cmcbooklists

Arabs and Muslims

Character Education

Immigration Literature

LGBT Books

Native American

Social Justice

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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