Freedoms: Freedom of Expression
Internet Resources 1
The following links were chosen for their
educational value and do not necessarily reflect the views of the author
or the United States Information Agency:
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.
Interactive activity focuses on effective listening and its role
in respecting individual rights. Helps students a) improve their
listening skills, b) think about what makes effective and less effective
listening, and c) make connections between attentive listening and
the ability to respect everyone's right to an opinion. Included
are questions for discussion and brief descriptions of factors that
prevent us from listening and that help us listen.
Main learning point of this activity is that people have the right
to express their own opinions and to meet together to express their
views. Helps learners focus on feelings that arise when one's freedom
to speak is interrupted. Activity is intended to help learners develop
listening and speaking skills.
Lesson plan asks students to compare similarities and differences
between the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 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 level. Some focus is placed on individual
freedoms, including free choice of employment, free press, free
choice of spouse, free choice of number of children, freedom of
religion, and freedom from torture.
Lesson plan intended to a) increase students' knowledge about refugee
rights, b) help students develop an understanding of refugees as
a vulnerable group with specific rights, and c) introduce students
to the concept of freedom of movement. Includes a) information about
refugees, b) a role-play activity, c) discussion questions, and
d) suggestions for other activities and projects.
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information and to create materials:
to Katherine Reilly who compiled this list of Internet resources
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