Human Rights – Program Breakdown

Course modules:

  1. #EverydayHumanity Youth explore everyday moments in which they exercise their human rights and connect their own stories to the daily lived experiences of people across the world.
  2. #EverydayIdentity Youth examine marginalized identities to explore how factors of equity, equality, and justice affect an individual’s unique experience of human rights
  3. #EverydayGlobalGoals Youth explore the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the UN and, through story sharing, investigate the importance of a Sustainable Development Goal of their choice.
  4. #EverydayAction Youth design action plans for supporting human rights individually, locally, and globally.

Learning objectives:

  • Examine the human rights you practice daily
  • Understand the concept of human rights and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights;
  • Explore global human rights violations
  • Reflect on the ways that marginalized people are denied human rights
  • Understand the differences between equality, equity, and justice
  • Explore how communities fight for justice
  • Consider the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and their relationship to human rights.
  • Understand the differences between equality, equity, and justice.
  • Explore the interconnectivity of the UN’s SDGs.
  • Students will explore and design action plans for supporting human rights individually, locally, and globally.

Course components:

  1. Mini-lessons
  2. Video content
  3. Learning checks
  4. Audio narration
  5. Youth narration
  6. Story Share assignments
  7. Global repository of stories

This course aligns to:

  • United Nations’ Sustainable ​Development Goals
  • English Language Arts Standards
  • Asia Society Global Competencies
  • ​21st Century Skills
  • Casel’s Social Emotional Learning

Standards Alignment

AreaStandards
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3: Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.3: Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
ASIA SOCIETY GLOBAL COMPETENCIES
Investigate the world
Recognize perspectives
Communicate ideas
Take Action
21ST CENTURY SKILLS
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Creativity and Innovation
Information Literacy
Media Literacy
Technology Literacy
Flexibility and Adaptability
Initiative and Self-Direction
Productivity and Accountability
Leadership and Responsibility
CASEL SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Self Awareness
Self Management
Responsible Decision Making
UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Goal 1: No poverty
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 10: Reduced Inequality
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals