Speaker: Sara Jacobs

Wednesday 2/14/18

Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Engage in active listening
  2. Connect human rights to issues relevant to our community

Do Now – 0 minutes

  • Just be ready to listen actively. :)

LESSON – 50 minutes

Sara Jacobs will be speaking to us today. Some background on Ms. Jacobs is below, as is a link to her website…

“Sara Jacobs has dedicated her career to fighting for a fairer, more equitable world and finding innovative solutions to some of the most complex problems facing the most vulnerable people — at home and around the world. She’s running for Congress to bring a fresh approach to government, and close the opportunity gaps that exist in Southern California and across our nation.

An experienced policy-maker, Sara has served in key policy positions at the U.S. State Department under the Obama Administration, UNICEF, and the United Nations. She was also proud to use her expertise to serve as a foreign policy advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign for president.” (Sara Jacobs for CA)

Closing – 0 minutes

No closing activity today.


Sorry to disappoint you, but no homework today. :)

Unit Objectives

  1. Identify the 30 human rights, prioritize among these rights, and articulate why human rights are important to them as individuals
  2. Apply understanding of human rights to new situations
  3. Demonstrate the ability to see the world from another person’s perspective
  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

Finishing up our HR Prioritization and previewing the week ahead.
Digging into some Cold War History by listening to a podcast, and applying our HR knowledge
We have a speaker coming – we’ll be meeting in the Library during period 2
More podcast/history/human rights fun

Quote of the Week

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can, and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”



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