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Lesson 10 in a series of human rights lessons focuses on the skills of finding evidence and summarizing. Your young readers work to compare the two texts they have read in this unit: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote”. Groups start by nicknaming articles from the UDHR with names like "right to marry" or "right to vote". After reviewing and summarizing the UDHR articles with nicknames, groups will work to match these various rights with instances in “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote”. To wrap-up the lesson, individuals will write a short opinion piece on rights that were upheld or violated using the firsthand account as evidence. Note: See the additional materials to find an index for all of these lessons.
Although this is part of a series, lesson nine has your class take a break from their close study of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) text to read the firsthand account “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote” by Lesley Reed. Though this text is simpler than the UDHR, your young readers will continue to use their close reading strategies as they read. Quickly review close reading strategies such as chunking, questioning, and annotating; modeling it with paragraph one. Next, allow your class to work their way through the rest of the article independently. As with all lessons in this unit, Lesson 9 contains some excellent prompts to foster discussion and to focus your pupils' thinking.
Having money is great, learning to manage it wisely is imperative. First, the class has a discussion on the value and convenience of having a checking account. Then, they practice filling out deposit slips, keeping an account register, and writing checks. Tip: Checks aren't used the same way they used to be, it may be a good idea to explain how an account register is used with ATM checking.
Help your class understand the importance of saving and managing their money. Here is part three to a unit on credit, cash, and savings. Learners discuss savings accounts and the idea that a budget plan can help them avoid costly credit cards. Lesson three focuses on the impact of both savings accounts and credit cards.
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting. Discussion questions following the clip drive scholars to deeper thinking about oral histories and justice, and they view a website dedicated to keeping memories of victims alive (linked). Learners then interview Guatemalans or other members of their community, collecting oral histories and reflecting on the experience. Another site offers guidance for this process.
Students review issues of current and national interest of Australia. They experience Question Time through a role-play activity. Students reflect on the effectiveness of Question Times as a method of public accountability. They consider other mechanism of accountability.
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Use any of the great prompts provided, including post-reading questions. Although this process is designed to accompany a text, it is valuable on its own. Learners finally research active participants in the Civil Rights Movement and brainstorm currently oppressed groups.
Dr. Seuss and Walter Dean Myers team up to cover the topic of prejudice. Using The Sneeches (about the culture clash between star-bellied and bare-bellied Sneetches) and The Glory Fields (about a boy coming to America on a slave ship), the lesson guides learners through the common themes and differing voices between the books.There is a Six Trait writing activity to create individual "believable accounts" of prejudice.
Pupils conduct a mock trial focusing on environmental accountability of industrialized nations. As an example, they evaluate evidence provided on carbon dioxide emissions. They participate in a mock trial of industrialized nations by the developing country of Bangladesh. Pupils finish the activity by writing their opinion about the case.
Young spenders take a look at the best ways to save and spend money. This type of financial education is lacking in schools, so implementing this lesson plan would be of great value to your students. Things like bank checking account fees, amounts of interest on savings accounts, fees associated with credit cards, and the "cheapest" way to make purchases are all explored. Some excellent activities and worksheets are embedded in this fine plan.
The last lesson in this unit about human rights consists of a final assessment. To demonstrate the skills your class has acquired throughout this unit, they will work with a new article entitled "From Kosovo to the United States". After independently reading the article, pupils will need to answer five comprehension-level multiple choice questions and then write a short essay addressing the prompt: What specific human rights challenges did Isau and his family face? To answer this prompt effectively, pupils will need to make use of their learned summarizing and analysis skills. Answer key, writing evaluation rubric, and student writing sample are all included in the resource.
When Europeans first came back with tales of China, they provided vivid written accounts and minimal visual imput. This resulted in art rendered mostly from descriptive language. Learners explore this phenomena by listening to descriptions of specific Chinese masterpieces, then attempting to use just the description to guide their drawing. The lesson could result in an eye-opening class discussion.
When your pupils read an account of an event, are they conscious of the fact that this particular account might focus on certain details, while ignoring others? Open their eyes to bias and varying interpretation of facts with the ideas presented here. The resource includes two quick ideas for meeting the seventh reading informational text standard. Both activities are interactive, but might require some additional planning. Also included is a brief quiz that covers the standard effectively.