Human Rights Exploration

Subject:  Language Arts / World Cultures

Topic: Human Rights

Description:  Students explore human right issues to make connections from past to present to help develop perspectives. Students will read a novel and explore the human rights contexts and inferences. For example, students will explore apartheid, MLK and compare human rights in Africa. Students will research and create an expository essay in Pecha Kuchka format about the identified issues. Students will also create an original product to highlight their perspective of a human rights issue either from the novel or the country.


(17) Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to:(A) create multi-paragraph essays to convey information about a topic that:

(i) present effective introductions and concluding paragraphs

(ii) guide and inform the reader’s understanding of key ideas and evidence

(iii) include specific facts, details, and examples in an appropriately organized structure

(iv) use a variety of sentence structures and transitions to link paragraphs

World Cultures TEKS: (11BD) Compare limited and unlimited governments and review their record of human rights abuses in Sub-Saharan Africa and with other governments in the world 

Technology TEKS: (1B) The student uses creative thinking and innovative processes to construct knowledge, generate new ideas, and create products. The student is expected to create original works as a means of personal or group expression; (2) Communication & Collaboration.  The student collaborates and communicates both locally and globally using digital tools and resources to reinforce and promote learning; (6) The student demonstrates a thorough understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

4Cs:  Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking


Device Type:  Chromebook, Laptop

Other: Makerspace activity for original product