Lesson Plans – Freedom of Expression

Speak Truth to Power: The Dalai Lama
Source: Speak Truth to Power Curriculum, RFK Center
Activities based on the Dalai Lama’s story of non-violence, freedom of expression and religion.
Grade Level: high school
Subject Area: social studies, world religions


Freedom of Speech: Finding the Limits
Source: Leonora Annenberg Institute for Civics
Explores the role and limitations of free speech. A US Constitutional rather than a human rights perspective.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, government


I Have a Right to …

Source: BBC World Service
A collection of case studies that illustrate specific human rights with contemporary examples. See especially examples under “Think, believe, and express myself.”
Grade Level: high school
Subject Area: social studies, current events, geography
 

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


Speak Truth to Power: Vaclav Havel
Source: Speak Truth to Power Curriculum, RFK Center
Activities exploring the right to expressing based on Vaclav Havel’s experiences.
Grade Level: high school
Subject Area: social studies