Our class studied several documents that limit the power of government and protect people’s natural rights.
EXTRA CREDIT: Please post a comment making a connection to one of our previous lessons (hint: remember King John, “Taxes, Taxes!”).
Which documents limit the power of government? Explain.
Post a Pop Culture Connection to limits on government in the news, TV shows, music, novels, etc.
On December 10th, 1948, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified by the United Nations. One of America’s Heroes, an ambassador to the U.N., spent time and overcame obstacles writing the document and persuading members of the U.N to ratify the UDHR. Who was she? What obstacles did she overcome?
Please view our short Historical Scene Investigation and use the UDHR to determine WHICH RIGHT IS RIGHT by viewing the Human Rights Videos on our vodpod widget. Click the right arrow until you find the videos.
To practice Active Citizenship, students will participate in Amnesty International’s Global Write-a-thon and live the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. Skills employed include digital literacy, analyzing and interpreting text, persuasive writing, and research.
EXTRA CREDIT: This music video at the UN was very popular with our students. Please let us know how it inspires you. Which lyrics were the most powerful? Why did Amnesty International use music to discuss current events? Share other music videos that offer inspiration and incorporate history and/or current events.
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