ESL Human Rights Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kandi Young

Kandi has degrees in Communications, Human Services, Education and Computer Science. She is a Business, Marketing, and Technology instructor with a Master's degree in Education.

This lesson focuses on introducing the concept of human rights and common violations of those rights to ESL students. Several activities are included to engage all levels and styles of learners.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • define 'human rights'
  • recognize common human rights violations
  • analyze proposed and enacted solutions to human rights violations

Length of Lesson

1 to 2 hours

Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.D

Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5

Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

Materials

  • list of vocabulary words
  • list of human rights
  • list of human rights violations
  • Internet access

Infographic Activity Materials

  • samples of infographics
  • internet access OR poster board and markers

Draw and Decide Activity Materials

  • whiteboard or poster boards
  • dry erase or regular markers
  • human rights list cut into individual slips

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