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Classroom Activities and Lessons
Pre-fabricated lesson plans
and activities intended for classroom use; can be adapted for all age
groups and language proficiency levels:
Exercise 2: Needs, Rights, and Human Dignity (pp.3-5)
Interactive lesson helps students
a) see the relationship between needs and rights and b) helps them
understand the universality of human rights. Includes a simplified
version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Lesson plan asks students to compare similarities and differences
between the UDHR and the U.S. Bill of Rights. Lesson helps learners
understand universal human rights, individual freedoms, and the
problems involved with enforcing human rights on an international
Exercise 1: What is human? (pp.1-3)
Lesson dealing with the right to dignity. Helps participants become
aware of their own humanity, see themselves as related to other
people, and develop ideas about human dignity. Includes the preamble
to the UDHR.
Exercise 14: The face of hunger (pp.5-8)
Lesson about hunger and starvation
around the world, with a strong focus on Ethiopia. Intended to help
learners a) differentiate between wants and needs and b) develop
perspectives on global hunger.
Materials with Explicit
Suggestions for Classroom Use
All Equal guide to using cartoon strips as a starting point
for human rights education. Includes discussions of human rights
issues and suggestions for how to create classroom activities that
exploit cartoon strips.
Content that can be used
to create theme-related lessons:
List of movie titles and
brief descriptions, categorized according to six human rights themes:
Being different, impossible love, strangers in a strange land, challenging
the melting pot, looking at Europe, and images against apartheid.
Can be used to provide background
information and to create materials.
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