Teaching About Human Rights

A Resource Unit Developed by Students in ELED 4050

Social Studies Methods

Department of Elementary Education

Utah State University

Spring 2003

Professor Deborah Byrnes

Contact: deborah.byrnes@usu.edu

 

Unit Goals

Annotated Bibliography of Children's Books Relevant to Human Rights

Web Sites for Human Rights Social Action

Historically Based Films for Teachers about Human Rights Issues

Lesson Plans:

Lesson Title

Grade Level

Developer

Taking the Human Rights Temperature of your School

6th-7th

Matt Bassett

Leaders of the Past

4th

Charity Blau

Human Rights Role-play

5th

Brittany Brown

Classroom Charter

3rd & up

Gen Burton

Being Treated Equally

2nd

Becky Carlisle

Martin Luther King, Jr.

2nd-4th

Marshell Carter

A Peaceful World

4th-5th

Lucinda Dunn

Discrimination

4th-5th

Wyatt Earling

Fly Away Home - Homelessness

2nd

Staci Hankins

Respecting Families

K-2nd

M'Linda Holmgren

It's My Right!

3rd - 6th

Emily Holmes

Needs & Wants

2nd

Kattie Ipson

Right on Time! Human Rights Activists

4th-5th

Molly Kirschman

Freedom from Oppression

4th-6th

Darci Mock

Creating NEW Human Rights

5th and up

Krista Neil

Famous Women and Human Rights

4th

Natalie Norman

Daruma-San Goals for Human Rights

1st-2nd

Heather Payne

Camouflage

3rd-4th

Tawna Perkins

The Sand Creek Massacre

5th

Suzanne Pratt

Voting

4th-6th

Courtney Robinson

What Makes us Different?

1st-2nd

John Sanchez

Who creates human rights?

5th-6th

Robert Sidford

Good Apples

3rd-6th

Penny Thigpen

Human Rights Violations

5th-8th

Clair Thomas

A Day in the Life of an Employed Child

2nd

Raye VonBehren

Slavery and the Underground Railroad

4th

Tara Webb

A Right to be an Individual

3rd

Christie Williams

Martin Luther King

3rd-4th

Holli Woodworth