Assessment and Discussion

"Without concerned citizen action to uphold them (human rights) close to home; we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world. . ." Eleanor Roosevelt's comment is used to set the stage for the conclusion of a five-lesson plan unit that asks class members to consider their personal responsibility to uphold the right of others. Individuals are assigned one article from The Declaration of Human Rights, and using the provided graphic organizer, rate how well they think the US is doing addressing this right.  Finally, class members read and craft an essay in response to newspaper article about INS registration to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts in the unit.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • The final essay requires individual to apply the key principles taught in each of the four previous lessons
Cons

  • Although not included in the packet, the referenced LA Times article is available on the Internet
Common Core

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  • Glossary
  • Activity
  • Assessment
  • Graphic Organizer
  • Lesson Plan
  • Project
  • Rubric