Exploring Humanitarian Law EHL Virtual Campus

a guide for teachers – Linked with Exploring Humanitarian Law Summer Institute.

EHL Virtual Campus is an ICRC resource centre for educators who want to:

  • teach the values underpinning international humanitarian law, such as respect for life and human dignity,
  • explore with their students the ethical and humanitarian issues that arise during armed conflict,
  • develop their students’ capacity to analyze complex situations,
  • use high-quality primary source materials (videos, photos, letters, etc.) to help students capture the feeling of people who lived through difficult situations.

A wide range of resources is available, such as learning modules, workshops, training videos and a discussion forum. (Frontpage).

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Understanding EHL: This section of the website provides an overview of the Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) education curriculum. Here, you can learn more about its design, content, purpose and implementation. 

Introduction to EHL describes the curriculum and gives a brief sketch of its development. This sub-section can also help you to see how EHL can be incorporated in existing curricula and how it fits with other school subjects.

Methodology of EHL sets out the pedagogical principles on which the programme is based and offers workshops that introduce different EHL teaching methods.

Structure of EHL outlines the structure of the programme and its key concepts.

EHL resources lists all available EHL teaching and support resources.

Rationale for teaching EHL explains why learning about international humanitarian law (IHL) and related issues is relevant and meaningful for young people in all societies.

Implementation of EHL presents the ICRC’s vision for implementing the programme and gives a brief account of how and where this is being done around the world.

Get started with EHL offers guidance on using the EHL Virtual Campus and may be particularly helpful for first-time visitors of the website.

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