Human Rights Violations
Students define human rights and discuss examples of various human rights. They conduct Internet research, develop a list of human rights, and in small groups create a poster illustrating the class definition of human rights.
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The People Behind the Statistics
Invite your class to experience human rights situations first hand. Following an introduction to human rights, class members read statements and categorize them as a whole class. They then work in small groups to prepare a role play as...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Push and Pull Factors and Human Rights
What factors might make a person want to emigrate from their home country? What factors might make a person want to immigrate to a new country? Class members study the various waves of immigration to the US, looking at data about the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Musical Chairs Human Rights Essay
Human Rights are the focus of the thoughtful, and meaningful language arts and social studies lesson plan presented here. In it, learners, who have been discussing human rights in class, come into the room and find a photograph taped to...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
After: A Study of Individual Rights
Use the dystopian novel After by Francine Prose to spark discussion about individual and student rights. Learners read the novel, evaluating how far a school can go to control its attendees. As they read, scholars fill out a chart...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
New Review Civil Rights or Human Rights?
Young citizens consider the American civil rights movement as part of the global struggle for human rights. After using a timeline activity to learn about the major events in the civil rights movement, class members study Malcolm X's...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
History and Human Rights: A Process for Analyzing Events
Students analyze various American History topics which concern human rights. They research the topics and analyze the sources for bias or stereotype. They decide and discuss whether or not any human right were violated in each...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Literature And Human Rights: Questions to Apply to Literature, Other Texts, and Media
Students answer a variety of discussion questions about human rights and how they may apply to and influence formal literature, the media, educational textbooks, advertising, and commercial publications.
7th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Human Rights: What Will Students and Teacher Do?
Students analyze the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights." In this human rights lesson, students explore the text of this document and watch Amnesty International videos about human rights. Students then locate and discuss articles on...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History