Developed by Matt Bassett
Objectives: - After surveying the human rights environment at the school, students will develop a personal action plan to improve the human rights situation within the school.
Materials: Taking the human rights temperature questionnaire (found @ http://www.hrusa.org/temperature.htm), and copies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (found http://www.amnestyusa.org)
Anticipatory Set: If you could improve one thing in relationship to human rights within the school what would it be?
2. Prepare for class discussion by creating a 1-4 rating scale on the chalkboard for each question. Gather the surveys and distribute them back to the class randomly. Go through the survey as a class calling out responses to each item.
3. Discuss the findings from the survey, using the following questions to move from analysis and evaluation to the development of an action plan.
4. Review question #25 on the survey, stressing the importance of assuming responsibility and acting. Then brainstorm possible actions the class might take to improve conditions. Record a short list of options for action.
5. Discuss the list and choose an item or items for action. Develop an action plan identifying goals, strategies, and responsibilities.
6. After demonstrating an example as a class, have the students create a personal action plan including a goal, strategy, and personal responsibility and turn it in on a sheet of paper.
Evaluation: Assess the personal action plans. Check specifically for a goal, strategy, and personal responsibility.
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