Rights and Responsibilities Teacher Resources
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Living in a Digital World
What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Is it the same as face-to-face communication? In small groups, learners discuss the differences between digital and non digital life, how they are different and what each environment can offer. They then complete an at-home assignment where they document how much time they spend using computers, phones, or other such devices. When they reconvene, they discuss what being a good digital citizen means with regard to rights and responsibilities and then they set up a class blog or wiki in order to practice their new skill.
Rights and Responsibilities: Grass Born to Be Stepped On
Middle schoolers research an event in history in which rights and responsibilities are involved. They create a movie of the information they find.
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Eighth graders research the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship. In this citizenship lesson, 8th graders determine what the rights and responsibilities are for members of the United States. They write paragraphs that tell how the rights and responsibilities of US citizens affect the country.
Rights and Responsibilities in History
Students research rights and responsibilities in historic themes using primary source documents. They produce an iMovie including appropriate images and sounds.
Examine citizenship and the rights and responsibilities that come along with it. Discuss civic values, compare requirements for citizenship today with those from 1896, and lead your students to create a country with its own citizenship rules.
Rights and Responsibilities - Part 2
Citizenship and basic human rights are the focus of the activity presented here. In it, learners compile a basic list of human rights, then access a website in order to complete some activities that are based on rights and responsibilities. The activities are meaningful and educationally sound. As a final activity, pupils construct and "ideal citizen" together. They add images and words to show the key rights the citizen has, and the responsibilities that are associated with these rights. An inventive, and enjoyable activity!
Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Community Members
Learners identify the roles, rights and responsibilities of a specific community. They conduct research, brainstorm ideas and prepare an illustrated booklet to present the gathered information.
Human Rights And Civil Rights
Students discuss concepts of rights and responsibilities, review Bill of Rights and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, discuss Civil Rights Movement, and list categories of rights. Students then view and take notes on Ralph Bunche documentary, research beliefs and tactics of leaders of Civil Rights Movement, and research present-day human rights campaign.
Young scholars explore the concept of civic virtue in a democratic state. In this democracy instructional activity, students listen to John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech, read selections on democracy, and discuss the importance of civic rights and responsibilities. Young scholars conclude the instructional activity by completing a Public Service Poster.
Just a Spoonful of Rights Makes the Responsibility Go 'Round
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. For this service learning lesson, students define rights and responsibilities. Students discuss the role of philanthropy in contributing to the common good. They also review historical documents that secure the rights of citizens.
I Like Me and I Like You
Students use the book "I Like Me!" to create a context for investigating self-concept (how one feels about self). They have the objective of realizing their rights and responsibilities. Students work in small groups conducting interviews to gather information about one another to build interpersonal communication skills.
FROM STUDENT TO GLOBAL CITIZEN
Students develop an awareness of citizenship and how it's defined globally. They explore the cultural diversity of different types of communities around the world. In addition, they assess the rights and responsibilities that are associated with global citizenship and global concerns.
Unit 8: Ordinary People-Extraordinary Impact
Young scholars explore, brainstorm and assess the roles they play in their community, their rights and responsibilities as citizens, as well as the impact they can have on their local communities and globally by the choices they make. They participate in a local community service project with global connections.
Rights and Responsibilities
Compare the rights and responsibilities of a juvenile inmate with those of free U.S. citizens. Learners examine Jordan's rights at the Calhoun County Juvenile Home and respond by indicating which ones they understand and which they don't. Then, the class looks at U.S. citizen rights and responsibilities and respond to a writing prompt comparing them to Jordan's rights. Note this worksheet labels jury duty as a right, when many sources would argue it is a responsibility. This could start some good discussion as an introduction to basic human rights. This is part of a larger legal unit focusing on four case studies.
Bill of Rights: Rights and Responsibilities
Students explore the meaning of freedom. In this U.S. History instructional activity, students research the Declaration of Independence and how it relates to American freedom by completing activities and a mock trial.
Rights and Responsibilities
Middle and high schoolers engage in a lesson about rights and responsibilities, and the differences between them. After a class discussion, pupils break off into pairs and come up with mimes that respect or abuse a specific right such as; the right to an education, or a right to privacy. They act out these mimes in front of the class, and everyone tries to guess which right is being acted out. When the right is guessed correctly, they discuss the responsibility that is linked to the right. Very good!
Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission
Students consider what human rights are. They comprehend the origins of modern human rights. Students appreciate the meaning and significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They appreciate the relationship between rights and responsibilities. Students analyze the relationship of human rights to daily life.
Just a Spoonful of Rights Makes the Responsibility Go 'Round, Part 1
Learners examine the rights and responsibilities of citizens in school and the community. They identify the core democratic values as well. They also relate the role of philanthropy in protecting its citizens.
Truth, Trash and Treasure
Students investigate how democracy in the United States makes civic virtue possible. They examine the rights and responsibilities associated with democracy. In small groups, they create public service posters that highlight these ideas.
Creating a Human Rights Community
Students work together to create lists of rights and responsibilities that set a standard of behavior to foster human rights in their community. They participate in class discussions, draft a plan of action to establish these behaviors and brainstorm ways in which to educate others of their plan.