In high school, human rights education is focused on understanding international human rights standards. The following lesson plans will help students explore the extent to which international human rights standards are fulfilled in the United States.
Lesson Plan: Barriers to Education within a U.S. High School
Students will ask the question, is the right to an education extended to all U.S. students? They will build an understanding of the barriers to education faced by their classmates. Suitable for high school.
Lesson Plan: Barriers to the Right to Food in the U.S.
Students will be challenged to critically examine the relationship between human rights and hunger. Through a role play, students will learn about the barriers that many low-income families in the United States face when trying to feed themselves and their families. Suitable for high school.
Lesson Plan: Equal Access to Health Care in the United States
This lesson helps students understand why it is important for everyone to have access to quality health care. Suitable for high school.
Lesson Plan: Barriers to the Right to Housing
In this lesson, students will use a crossword activity to better understand what defines adequate housing and the government's obligations in ensuring that right for all its people.
Lesson Plan: Migrants in the Media
Students will learn about the rights of migrants and the fulfillment of those rights in the United States. They will be asked to critically assess news coverage of migrant rights' issues to gain an understanding of the barriers faced by migrants in the United States.
Lesson Plan: Challenge the Media
A fun group activity that can be done with youth and adults of any age that empowers participants to identify gender stereotypes in the media and examine their effects.
Lesson Plan: Women's Rights in the United States: Obstacles and Opportunities
Students will learn about the history of women's rights, critically examine what obstacles women in the U.S. still face today, and discuss ways to address these barriers.
Lesson Plan: The Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This lesson teaches students about the accessibility barriers faced by persons with disabilities.
Lesson Plan: Understanding Modern-Day Slavery
This lesson introduces students to modern-day forms of slavery and human trafficking in the United States.
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