Human Rights and Abuses


World Cultures Government and Economics Human Rights and Abuses
Students are introduced to the idea of universal human rights and learn the history and components of the 1948 United Nations declaration. In small groups, students research and report on human rights abuses in a specific country. Finally, students write a letter to a human rights organization describing the abuses they have learned about in their research.

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In this experience, students are introduced to the idea of universal human rights and learn the history and components of the 1948 United Nations declaration. In small groups, students research and report on human rights abuses in a specific country. Finally, students write a letter to a human rights organization describing the abuses they have learned about in their research.

Students will work in small groups in Scene 3 to create reports on human rights abuses in several different countries. If possible, plan enough time so that small groups can present their reports to the rest of the class.

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Objectives:

  • Define basic human rights.
  • Describe human rights abuses by governments.


In 1948, the United Nations issued the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What is it? And why did the UN publish it? In this experience you will explore what human rights are, the intent of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and examples of human rights abuses in governments around the world.

Objectives:

  • Define basic human rights.
  • Describe human rights abuses by governments.




Begin your study of human rights by watching a short video, Born To Be Free and Equal


What did you learn from the video?

Post your answer

Discuss your response with a partner or the class.


So what are some human rights? As a class, try to list as many as you can think of.



Discuss student responses and tell them to keep their lists in mind as they learn more about universal human rights.


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