Exploring human rights and finding what sparks you

Fundamental to Rock Your World is first teaching students about human rights, and then giving them ample time to explore a variety of issues until they  identify one that ‘sparks’ or inspires them to action.  In this unit, students learn about human rights by reading and considering the implications of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).  Students will also view and evaluate various interpretations of the UDHR and then have the opportunity to create original interpretations of their own.

Following an introduction to human rights, students will consider how human rights relate to themselves, their community, their country and their world.  They then will explore a variety of human rights issues as they search for those that spark their interest.        

The lessons in this segment are:

Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Video interpretations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Creating your own original interpretation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Opening your eyes and ears to human rights issues

Finding inspiration and motivation in the words and work of others.  Using writing to think about, challenge, and question the world.

Finding an inspiration and motivation in the story of one film and its filmmaker.

Finding inspiration in a film and the movement it created

Searching for your ‘spark’: What inspires you to action?  The power of film to inspire action.

Reading and researching to find your ‘spark’: What inspires you to act?