Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

Students review human rights and then create human rights advisories for 2 countries studied.

Objectives: 5. I will be able to define 'human rights,' describe why certain countries do not protect these rights, and evaluate the types of things the U.S. can do about it.

This resource is part of Unit 9: Development and the Social Studies 7 course.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

human rights development international

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2010-01-31.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a lesson plan that guides students through the process of creating a small human rights project. The lesson follows the human rights introduction that is part of the developing and developed nations unit. Students review content on human rights in a series of countries and then create a small travel advisory book that highlights the human rights record of each country. The lesson includes step by step directions for the project and a follow-up homework assignment. While this is an effective way for students to apply the knowledge they have learned about human rights, the project could be expanded to have students conduct more in-depth research on one country or a general human rights topic. It should be noted that the lesson includes some classroom specific references and would need to be adapted by individual teachers.

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