Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the standard for human rights discourse and policies that all governments agreed to abide by. Others, such as U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child extended these in greater detail. Some countries have guidelines such as the U.S. Constitution that guarantee rights of their citizens. This workshop helps teachers identify age-appropriate readings that will serve as a basis for discussing both the protections promised and the unevenness in which they are protected both at home and world-wide. These discussions provide background for the design of informed action projects.
GRADE LEVELS: Elementary through High School