Arts

GENERAL

The World as It Could Be
Publisher: The World as It Could Be
Full curriculum that uses the creative arts to deepen learning about the UDHR and provide opportunities for the youth to, in turn, teach their peers and adults about the importance of manifesting the words of the UDHR.  Lesson plans are designed to encourage a progression of learning that starts with objective knowledge, moves to personal connection to both human rights concepts and issues, and then engagement to play a role in advancing UDHR principles.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, language arts, drama, music

 

MUSIC

Music as a Human and Cultural Right: Using Clips from Dr. Sarmast’s Music School
Source: Teach with Movies
This lesson is an examination of the banning of music in Afghanistan using film clips and the film Dr. Sarmast’s Music School. With resources and writing prompts.
Grade Level: high school
Subject Area: music, social studies

 

VISUAL ARTS

Comparing Slavery of the Past with Slavery Today
Source: Amnesty International
Lesson on UDHR Article 4, Freedom from Slavery


Children’s Rights
Source: Oxfam
A six-lesson unit that introduces the rights of the child and provides activities that stress debating, writing, and art work.  
Grade Level: elementary
Subject Area: social studies, language arts, art


Poverty and Human Rights

Source: Learning to Give
This lesson examines poverty statistics and leads to the creation of posters illustrating UDHR rights that poverty denies.
Grade Level: high school
Subject Area: social studies, art