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Kofi Annan - Center of the Storm


Afghan girl writing Human Rights
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In this lesson students will read firsthand accounts of refugees, take a Child Labor Quiz from UNICEF's "Voices of Youth" Web site, learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, write a radio news report on the signing of the declaration and research human rights issues.

Learning Objectives

In this lesson, students will do the following:
  • analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • synthesize information from a variety of sources
  • express an understanding of world human rights issues
  • create a report to describe a human rights problem

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    Language Arts: Writing: Standard 2
    Standard 2, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing

    Language Arts: Writing: Standard 4
    Standard 4, Level IV, Grades 9-12:Gathers and uses information for research purposes

    Language Arts: Reading
    Standard 7, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts

    Language Arts: Listening and Speaking
    Standard 8, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes

    Life Skills: Thinking and Reasoning
    Standard 6, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Applies decision-making techniques

    Life Skills: Working With Others
    Standard 1, Level IV, Grades K-12: Contributes to the overall effort of a group

    History: World History
    Standard 44, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world

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