Lesson 3: Going Global – Investigating Global Issues of Interest and Importance

GRADES: 7-8

SUBJECT: Social Studies

LENGTH: Ongoing project, dependent on time and frequency of work sessions. (If completed entirely in class, students would need a minimum of 8-10 class periods, presuming a class is 45 minutes in length.)

AUTHOR: Jamie Warner, Orange Avenue School, Cranford, NJ

DESCRIPTION:
This is an independent research project with regard to Human Rights issues in our modern world. Students focus on areas of interest to them based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and then study a location that is a hotbed of violations of their chosen human right. The long-term study culminates with a structured presentation of their topic with the intent to raise awareness of Human Rights issues and the intent of proposing a potential solution utilizing specific problem-solving steps.

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