Reviewing Human Rights GQs

Wednesday 1/31/18

Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Clearly define human rights
  2. Begin identifying the 30 universal human rights
  3. Connect one of today’s human rights to their own lives

Do Now – 2 minutes

Please take out the work you did on the guiding questions yesterday and be prepared to discuss them.

LESSON – 50 minutes

Guiding Question Review

We’ll spend some time today discussing your answers to the GQs as a class, and making sure we all have a clear sense of what we’ve learned so far in this challenge. And we’ll consider, and discuss, the question, “Have we learned enough?”

Human Rights 12-18

We’ll also introduce the next 7 human rights using the same format as the previous 11 human rights.

12. The right to privacy
13. Freedom to move
14. The right to seek a safe place to live
15. The right to a nationality
16. Marriage and family
17. The right to your own things
18. Freedom of thought

Closing – 5 minutes

Pair up with one other person at your table and tell him/her which of the 18 human rights we’ve talked about to this point seems most important to you, and tell them why. Switch roles and listen to your partner’s answer.


Please respond to the Basecamp Message Board item titled “Homework: Wednesday 1/31/18”. You’ll be responding to the following question:

Describe an example of one of today’s human rights (12-18) being violated in your own life, or in the life of someone you know. As always, be thorough and specific.

Unit Objectives

  1. Identify the 30 HRs and articulate why human rights are important to them as individuals
  2. Order and explain the historical evolution of HRs using primary sources
  3. Identify historical and/or modern day examples of HRs violations
  4. Synthesize understanding about existing HRs, and about HRs issues in our community to develop new, relevant ideas that connect to our community

This Week’s Agenda


Performing our mock trials


Human Rights quiz, and introduction to HRs # 12-18.


GQ Review and introduce HR 12-18


Introduce HR 19-25 and explore Freedome of Expression in depth

Quote of the Week

““Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.


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