This is My Home A Minnesota Human Rights Experience
Contributors to this project

This is My Home – Teacher and Community Partnerships in Planning and Development

 In particular, This is My Home is indebted to the creativity and rich experience generously shared by participants during Focus Groups held throughout Minnesota, a curriculum writing retreat and workshops, field-testers of the Human Rights Education Framework, the Human Rights Process Model, and the K-12 Curriculum Units, and human rights educators throughout Minnesota. The Tool Kit draws on experiences of hundreds of educators in the State, who have been teaching for and about human rights throughout the past decade or more. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights and University of Minnesota Human Rights Center staff would like to thank a growing list of partners in this team effort:

Focus Group Conveners and Participants: Daniel Anderson, Lisa Bellanger, Richard Bokovoy, Lori Boucher, Tyler Bridge, Ryan Cox, Sue Dieter, Amy Doughrty, Katherine Fennelly, Walter Fisher, Mark Frey, Sarah Herzog, Mary Howard, Julia Jiang, Gary Loch, Duane McEwen, Baba Odukale, Megan Powers, Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, Tamara Schutta, Kathy Seipp, Rosita Sevrin, Kate Van Sickle, Mary Stark, Ann Streed, Francie Turner, Chris Wheeler, Julie Williams, Kate Yanisch.

Curriculum Writers and Reviewers: Lisa Bellanger, Tara Chadwick, Kelli Doss, Jenny Eisele, RoAnne Elliot, Amy Fastenau, Nancy Flowers, Tanetha Grosland, Marion Helland, Alan Horowitz, Kevin LaNave, Elisabeth Missaghi, Cheryll Ostrom, Leon Rodrigues, Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, Lynn Schultz, Charlie Skemp, and Kathy Seipp.

2004-05 Field Testers, Multi-Media Specialists, Trainers and Facilitators, Web Designers, and Community Partners: 85 schools (PDF - 63KB) were involved in piloting or providing feedback in some way to the development of the This is My Home Tool Kit and Web site. 198 individuals (PDF - 74KB) gave input, helped field test, facilitated workshops, or editing and advising in the past year and a half to develop these foundational resources for students and approximately 3000 schools throughout Minnesota.

Website images: the winners of the 2006 Human Rights Day Poster Contest. The contest was sponsored by a collaborative of Minnesota human rights organizations including the League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, Advocating Change Together, Tolerance Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, "This is My Home," and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. To learn more about this event click here.