Lesson Plans – Health

Circle of Rights. Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Activism
Source: International Human Rights Internship Program, Forum-Asia
Curriculum module 14, “The Right to Health,” of Circle of Rights: Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Activism: A Training Resource provides an introduction to the right to health with case studies, and resources.
Grade Level: high school – adult
Subject Area: social studies


The Edge of Joy: Combating Maternal Mortality in Nigeria
Source: Pulitzer Center
Lesson plan with video that examines the social, cultural, religious, and human resource factors contributing to maternal deaths and the work being done to reverse the current trend. Demonstrates the interrelated factors that create the right to health for women.
Grade Level: high school – adult
Subject Area: health, social studies, geography, women’s studies


Fighting Disease: Health at the End of the Millennium
Source: UN Cyberschoolbus
A seven-lesson unit with learning activities that focus on global health. See especially Unit 4, “Poverty: Breeding Ground for Disease.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, health, science


Health

Source: UNICEF
In this unit students learn about the threats to children’s well-being and how the global community is uniting to save children’s lives. Includes stories and video.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies 


Health and Human Rights

Source: Against the Odds
Uses case studies to explore health as a basic human right.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, science


Heroes of AIDS in the Caribbean
Source: Pulitzer Center
A five-lesson unit that involves students in research on the AIDS crisis in different parts of the Caribbean, comparing responses, resources, attitudes, and outcomes. A study in the right to health.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, health, current events 


Human Rights and Service Learning
Source: Amnesty International USA
An introduction to human rights service learning with a lesson on children’s right to education and health.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, service learning


Speak Truth to Power – Loune Viaud

Source: Speak Truth to Power Curriculum, RFK Center
Activities based on the Loune Viaud’s story of establishing healthcare systems in Haiti.
Grade Level: high school
Subject Area: science, environmental studies, health


Right to Health Toolkit

Type: Source: Advocates for Human Rights
Multi-faceted educational tool with background information, lesson plans, action opportunities, resources and more to help students learn about the right to health in the United States.
Grade Level: middle school – adult
Subject Area: social studies, science, current events 


Understanding the Right to Health
Source: Human Rights: Yes! Action and Advocacy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Participants discuss what is necessary for good health and the government’s responsibility in ensuring the health of its people.
Grade Level: high school – adult
Subject Area: health, social studies, and government