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World History - Week Five

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9th-10th Grade World History

Week 5 May 4-May 8

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Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:
Define the concept of human rights.
Analyze the role that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has played in the post-WWII world.
Analyze the role of the International Criminal Court and construct an argument regarding its value.

Lesson 1: Students are encouraged to read Article 1, Article 2, and watch Video 1. During each, they are encouraged to take notes or annotate.

Lesson 2: Students are encouraged to watch Videos 2 and 3 while taking notes. Students are then encouraged to complete the Independent Civic Action Project.

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Article 1: Primary Sources: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 2: Human Rights: Questions and Answers
Article 3: When Labor Laws Left Farmworkers Behind

Lesson 3: Students are encouraged to read Article 3, complete the Image Analysis, and complete the Assessment.

Independent Civic Action Project
Do some research to determine whether there are human rights violations taking place in Tucson, Arizona, or the United States and answer the following questions:
1. What are the violations and who is causing them?
2. What are some ways these violations could be resolved?

Artwork Analysis
After reading Article 3, consider the artwork linked to below. What can artwork from a specific movement tell us about the experiences people were having at the time?
Heavy Burden - 1972
Campesinos in the Field - 1972
Days End - 1973
Boycott Lettuce - 1972

Enrichment Activities:
What human rights violations were committed under Augusto Pinochet? Which articles of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights were violated? Click “Open Resource.”

Students are encouraged to write a three paragraph essay on the following:
1. Choose one violation of human rights that has taken place in history. Explain what happened and how it was a violation of human rights. Be sure to use the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to support your discussion.
2. Describe the International Criminal Court and its purpose. Do you believe it is valuable? Why?

3. Construct an argument in which you make the case for or against the International Criminal Court, based on the human rights violation(s) that you discussed in paragraph one.


United Nations: intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security
Declaration of Human Rights: defines human rights to be universally protected

Human Rights: human rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behavior
International Criminal Court: intergovernmental organization and tribunal

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