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Human Rights in the Southern Cone: Spotlight on Argentina

University of Connecticut Early College Experience Workshop (December 12, 2014)


Curriculum Introduction and Credits

Unit 1: Human Rights

Focus: current events, human rights, history overview of the Dirty War (DW), photography

Unit 2: Freedom

Focus: censorship, exile, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and literature

Unit 3: The Repressed and the Repressors

Focus: history, human rights, literature, politics, testimonials

Unit 4: Truth and Justice

Focus: history, politics, primary source documents

Unit 5: Crime Wave in the Southern Cone

Focus: declassified documents, international political affairs, political cartoon study

Unit 6: Memory is a Verb

Focus on concluding activites: activist art, collective memory, healing from trauma, legacy of the Dirty War (DW), political cartoons, street art

Video: Images of Argentina’s rich culture, contrasted with the dark side of history from 1976-1983. (Click below)

Created by Kathryn Cooke & Shilpa Rajbahak, Branford High School, Branford, CT, Class of 2015.

NOTE TO TEACHERS: Some resources may become inactive. If you need a resource and cannot access it, please email eweisenbach@branfordschools.org.

Web Designers and Research Assistants

2021-to present: Hanna Bloomquist, Andrew Bono, Samantha Esposito, Joshua Josephy-Zack, Mia Josephy Zack, Sushant Kunwar, Alex Sweeney

2020_2021 Riyanshu Bam, Hanna Bloomquist, Ashley Duong, Samantha Esposito, Joshua Josephy-Zack, Mia Josephy Zack, Abigail Pawlowicz

2019-2020 Jason Hackett, Joshua Josephy-Zack, Mia Josephy-Zack

Photography Contributions

Special thanks to Caitlin Daley, Branford High School, Class of 2016, for generously sharing photographs of the disappeared at the Museo de la Memoria, Plaza San Martin, Córdoba, Argentina. The Museo de la Memoria is the actual police building that was a clandestined centre for detention and torture during the Dirty War 1976-1983.