Human Rights in the U.S.

Here's a fun, creative approach to the profoundly important issue of human rights. Young citizens do three activities, two of which involve them finding images from magazines that reflect human rights of their choosing and creating a collage. The final task is a writing reflection. It's a great way to get young citizens thinking about what it means to be human - and the rights we ought to have as human beings. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • To do these activities digitally, have groups create digital presentations with Prezi or some other presentation tool combined with google image search
  • After the class compiles their list of human rights, see how it aligns with the rights laid out in the universal declaration of human rights
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to have plenty of paper and magazines, or if going digital, have plenty of appropriate sources for images on hand
  • Leave time for clean up

  • Helpful links provided for teacher background
  • A creative way to use images to represent ideas

  • None