The MUSE High School Human Rights program approaches the study of social justice from three perspectives: building a knowledge base of the history of human rights and contemporary local, national and international developments, creating awareness of human rights issues and concerns in the world and in our school community, and understanding the value and purpose of advocacy through service opportunities and direct action.
Students gather once per week to discuss specific topics and to explore current events, to research and process information, and to plan both individual and collaborative projects. The program is divided into two separate courses, with Human Rights A as a prerequisite for Human Rights B. Both courses can be taken more than once since the curriculum is rooted in students’ interests and passions, current events, and the organic process of developing collaborative service and cultural exchange opportunities. Human Right A is open to all students with Human Rights B open to students more committed to and interested in service, advocacy, and activism.