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June 2012 EHL Newsletter Excerpt

The C-SPAN3 American History Channel show American Artifacts recently profiled Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office (CBMSO) in downtown Washington, D.C. Watch a preview of the program.

In 1996, the site was discovered by Richard Lyons, a carpenter who was sent into the government owned building for inspection before its planned demolition. As Lyons went about his work making sure no one was living in the space, he claims he felt something touch his shoulder, which prompted him to look up and see a letter sticking out of a crack in the ceiling.

Ready to learn more about Exploring Humanitarian Law?
June 2012
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Additional Newsletter Content

  • Henry Dunant: The Man Who Invented Humanitarian Law?
  • EHL Educators Wiki Space
  • Refugees-their Strength and Perseverance-Celebrate World Refugee Day
  • @Rules of War
  • VOICES [Education Project] – Resources for Teachers
  • Upcoming Workshops

April 2012 EHL Newsletter Excerp

The American Red Cross is pleased to announce the 2012 Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) Institute, which will be held in Washington, D.C. from June 25-28. This year’s Institute will introduce educators from across the country to the Red Cross EHL curriculum and provide teachers with activities and lesson plans to help them easily integrate global humanitarian principles in their classrooms. By relating humanitarian issues to current affairs, educators help youth understand international humanitarian law and its relevance to our daily lives and the issues we face as a country.
April 2012 EHL Newsletter
April 2012
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Additional Newsletter Content

  • Every Month is Red Cross Month Spread the word on IHL.
  • Humanitarian Law and Games – Seeds for a discussion.
  • EHL Educators Wiki Space.
  • Reaching Community Colleges Through EHL.
  • Teaching International Humanitarian Law in Community Colleges.
  • National Volunteer Week.
  • Upcoming Workshops.