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

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.
Investigate the world
Recognize perspectives
Communicate ideas
Take Action
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
Self Awareness
Self Management
Responsible Decision Making
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