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For those new to EHL, some guidance on how to familiarize with the teaching materials is provided below.
We suggest that you begin your exploration of the EHL Virtual Campus at Understanding EHL. This section provides an overview of the EHL curriculum, its teaching structure, pedagogical methods, and resources.
As "exploration" is the main pedagogical approach of EHL, we invite you to next experience the Introductory Exploration as well as Explorations 1A, 1B, 1C, and 2A yourself, as if you were a student. This will enable you to understand how the curriculum encourages students to consider certain concepts upon which international humanitarian law (IHL) is based and draw their own conclusions on what the rules of IHL could be, before being introduced to the law itself.
Once you have familiarized yourself with the first five explorations, we invite you continue exploring the site at IHL in brief. This section contains information on the basics of international humanitarian law (IHL). Even though you do not need to be an IHL expert to use the EHL toolkit, familiarity with the basic principles of this body of law may enable you to teach EHL with greater assurance.
In order to teach EHL effectively, understanding the teaching methods used for the classroom activities is important. The Methodology section presents these EHL teaching methods and provides tips for using them in your classroom. It includes advice on assessing students' learning. This section also contains a number of workshops designed to introduce you to EHL's key concepts and activities. The workshops include teacher videos illustrating real classroom experiences.