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Rights Auction

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In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in which each group examines the Bill of Rights and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and then bids on which provisions are most necessary to their governments.

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CCSS: Adaptable
  • Lesson plan is detailed, including an anticipatory set, step-by-step activity guidelines, discussion points, and reflection
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