What are Human Rights?

What are Human Rights?

Wednesday 1/17


Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Define human rights
  2. Generally describe how our human rights came to be

Do Now – 10 minutes

On a lined piece of paper, please take 1 minute to discuss with your neighbor, then 5 minutes to respond in writing to, the following questions:

  1. Do you have human rights?
  2. What human rights to you have?

We’ll discuss this as a class.

LESSON – 20 minutes

Today we’ll be watching the below video, and answering some key questions as we begin to get clear on what human rights are. We’ll watch the video the first time, taking notes on what we find important. And then I’ll provide you the list of questions you’ll need to answer, and we’ll watch it a 2nd time. Obviously, if you are doing this outside of class (if you were sick, for example), you’ll have the questions available the first time, as they are listed here.

We’ll discuss our answers to these questions as a class.

Questions

  1. How many human rights are there?
  2. Where are these human rights listed?
  3. List some of the ideas, documents, events and people that helped human rights develop into what we know them as today.
  4. What is the basic purpose of the United Nations?
  5. Who at the UN oversaw the effort to establish what human rights are?
  6. What did they create that clearly lists the human rights we all have?
  7. Now that we have this UDOHR, why do we still see so many human rights abuses around the world?
  8. So how do we secure and guarantee human rights for everyone?

Homework

No homework today since I’m absent. :(

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

Monday

No school.

Tuesday

Today’s focus is on putting the new unit’s Learning Objectives in our own words, so we fully understand why we’re learning what we’re learning.

Wednesday

We’ll be getting clear on exactly what human rights are by watching a brief introduction video and answering some questions.

Thursday

We’ll be setting up the Challenge for this unit by discussing human rights within the context of the CBL framework.

Quote of the Week

“The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.”

Wallace Wattles

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Human Rights Learning Objectives

Human Rights Learning Objectives

Tuesday 1/16


Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Identify and make meaning of the unit 4 objectives
  2. Begin thinking generally about Human Rights

Do Now – 10 minutes

On a lined piece of paper, please take 5 minutes and respond to the following questions:

  1. What is the United Nations?
  2. What are Human Rights?

We’ll discuss this as a class.

LESSON – 20 minutes

With your partner, you’ll be working with one of our unit objectives and putting it into your own words. I’ll be assigning you the objective you’re to be working with, but you’ll need to read it, define any words you’re unsure about, and then re-word the objective in a way that makes it simple and clear.

You will be presenting your new learning objective to the class.

The Human Rights Learning Objectives are:

  1. Identify the 30 HR 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 and explain historical and/or modern day examples of human rights violations
  4. Synthesize understanding about existing human rights, and about HR issues in our community to develop new, relevant ideas that connect to our community

Homework

One member of your group needs to leave a comment on this post with your re-worded Objective. Use the following format:

In the Comment Box:
Per #
Objective # (should be 1, 2, 3 or 4)
Your reworded Objective

In the Name Field:
Your first name and your partner’s first name

In the Email Field:
Your school email

No need to put anything in the Website Field.

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

Monday

No school.

Tuesday

We’ll explore the Daily Board and then spend some time reflecting on Semester 1 of Challenge.

Wednesday

We’ll once again explore the Daily Board, and then we’ll look ahead and set some goals for Semester 2 of Challenge.

Thursday

It’s a short day, but we’ll be doing a quick restorative circle.

Quote of the Week

“The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.”

Wallace Wattles

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Completing the Circle

Completing the Circle

Thursday 1/11


Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Continue developing routines around the Daily Board
  2. Make connections between what we do in school and our hopes/plans for the future

Do Now – 4 minutes

  • Please arrange yourselves in seats in the order of your birthday. The only help – the person with the Bday closest to January 1 should sit in the chair with the colored sheet on it.

LESSON – 25 minutes

We’ve got a short class period today, so it’s straight to work. :)

Now that you’ve found your seats, we’re going to work a restorative circle. Just a quick recap of the rules…

  • I always start, so you have a clear example of what you’re to do
  • Only the person with the talking ball can talk. Everyone else is listening respectfully
  • We move in the same direction until everyone goes. Whichever way I pass the ball, we’ll continue that way
  • When you receive the ball from the person next to you, you thank them

The prompt will be announced in class upon beginning our circle.

Homework

Nothing for this weekend…please enjoy your time off.

Unit Objectives

  1. 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 human rights violations
  4. Synthesize understanding about existing human rights, and about issues/violations in our community to develop new, relevant ideas that connect to our community
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  • Come in at lunch
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This Week’s Agenda

Monday

No school.

Tuesday

We’ll explore the Daily Board and then spend some time reflecting on Semester 1 of Challenge.

Wednesday

We’ll once again explore the Daily Board, and then we’ll look ahead and set some goals for Semester 2 of Challenge.

Thursday

It’s a short day, but we’ll be doing a quick restorative circle.

Quote of the Week

“Reading and writing float on a sea of talk.”

James Britton

A look ahead

A Look Ahead…

Wednesday 1/10


Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Develop routines around the Daily Board
  2. Set a clear academic goal for 2nd semester
  3. Articulate why that goal is worthwhile and how they plan to achieve that goal

Do Now – 10 minutes

  • For 1 minute, take turns (30 seconds each) telling your partner what we did yesterday in class.
  • On a lined piece of paper, put your name and period at the top right, then respond to the following prompt
  • Write a letter to students who were absent yesterday and tell them what we did in class yesterday.

LESSON – 40 minutes

If yesterday was about looking back, today is about looking ahead. Specifically, we’re going to set some goals connected to our 2nd semester of Challenge, so that we can be a bit more intentional about what we do, and how we do it.

First, let’s watch a quick video…

Challenge Course: Semester 2

  1. Create a personal goal for the Challenge Course this semester. Your goal should be both…
    • Worthwhile – that is, a significant and meaningful goal, and
    • Achievable – a bit of a stretch, perhaps, but doable

Write about this goal in the following way…

In the Challenge course for semester 2, my goal is to…
{Using very precise language, explain in detail what your goal is}

This is a worthwhile goal to me because…
{Using very precise language, explain in detail why this goal is worthwhile to you}

To achieve this goal, I plan to…
{Using very precise language, explain what you’re going to do to ensure you achieve this goal}

Homework

If you didn’t complete the above goal work, please complete it tonight and turn it in the moment you walk in the door tomorrow.

Unit Objectives

  1. 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 human rights violations
  4. Synthesize understanding about existing human rights, and about issues/violations in our community to develop new, relevant ideas that connect to our community
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Jeb is here to help...

 

Have questions?

  • Drop by before or after school
  • Come in at lunch
  • Ping me on Basecamp
  • Pass me a note

Whatever you do, don’t just
sit there wondering.
Get the help you need.

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This Week’s Agenda

Monday

No school.

Tuesday

We’ll explore the Daily Board and then spend some time reflecting on Semester 1 of Challenge.

Wednesday

We’ll once again explore the Daily Board, and then we’ll look ahead and set some goals for Semester 2 of Challenge.

Thursday

It’s a short day, but we’ll be doing a quick restorative circle.

Quote of the Week

“Reading and writing float on a sea of talk.”

James Britton

2018 Begins…

2018 Begins…

TUESDAY 1/8


Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Explain the different components to the Daily Board
  2. Reflect on their performance during Semester 1
  3. Identify the things they did well in the first semester, and plan ways to build on them, as well as the things they could have done better.

Do Now – 10 minutes

  • Take 3 minutes and study the side board – what I’ve named the Daily Board, and be ready to answer questions about it
  • We’ll discuss as a class thereafter

LESSON – 40 minutes

Today is all about reflection, and to reflect properly, we have to start by taking notice, and being fully conscious of the thing(s) we’re reflecting about. So, please take 3 mins and do the following

  • Please take out a piece of lined paper and make it look like the example on the board
  • Log into your Parent Portal and get 2 things. First, the grade you received on your final challenge. Second, your overall grade for semester 1. Write them both down in the correct place on your paper, then close your computer and put it away

Now, on the paper that you’ve set up as instructed, you’ll be responding to the following prompts. ((No need to write the questions down.))

The Final Challenge of the 1st Semester: Tell Someone Else’s Story of Equity

  1. The grade I earned on my final challenge was _______.
  2. Are you happy with the grade you earned on the final challenge? Why or why not? Explain fully.

Challenge Course: Semester 1

  1. The grade I earned in this class for semester 1 is _______.
  2. Are you happy with the grade you earned in this class last semester? Why or why not? Explain fully.
  3. What do you think you did well in the Challenge class last semester?
  4. What do you think you could have done better last semester?
  5. What class did you find the most success in last semester? Why do you think that is?

Homework

If any of today’s classwork was not completed, please get it done tonight and hand it to me 1st thing tomorrow.

Unit Objectives

  1. 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 human rights violations
  4. Synthesize understanding about existing human rights, and about issues/violations in our community to develop new, relevant ideas that connect to our community

Help Is Near

This Week’s Agenda

Monday
No school.
Tuesday
We’ll explore the Daily Board and then spend some time reflecting on Semester 1 of Challenge.
Wednesday
We’ll once again explore the Daily Board, and then we’ll look ahead and set some goals for Semester 2 of Challenge.
Thursday
It’s a short day, but we’ll be doing a quick restorative circle.

Quote of the Week

“ A point of view is the difference between a job and a career.
It’s the difference between being a cog and making an impact.”

Seth Godin