Lesson 7: Pressing Human Rights Issues in Africa

GRADE:  9th Grade World History

 LENGTH: 5 Sessions (40 minutes each class session)

AUTHOR:  Daniel Norris (Ridge High School, Bernards Township NJ Public Schools)

DESCRIPTION:
Students will be introduced to several pressing human rights issues that are occurring in countries in Africa. They will then work with groups to research and create a report on a possible ways to improve the human rights situation, and present their plan of action to their peers. This lesson is intended to be a follow-up after an introductory lesson has already taken place (i.e. students are familiar with basics like what a human right is and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights).

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