Human Right Number One
We Are All Born Free & Equal
We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way.
We all have unique and wonderful qualities. Have each student name out someone who has an unusual or exceptional quality that they admire.
We all have different abilities in different areas. Have the students name two people outside of the classroom and identify a different ability each person has. (Do not let the students name an inability. Keep it positive.)
Tell the students, “After you leave the meeting today, ask three people (not your classmates), the following questions:
What right do you have today that your parents didn’t have when they were young?
What do we need to do to maintain that right?
What right should you have that people are not respecting?
Next week’s meeting can begin with a short discussion of what they discovered and realized based on the answers they received.
Resist the temptation to play all 30 human rights videos at this point. Save those for each meeting that follows. Carry out the activities and let your students’ own visions of the 30 human rights materialize as the lessons unfold, one at a time.
We would love feedback on your first week and to see pictures of your group participating in these activities! Please submit to us below:
How did your meeting/activities go for this human right?