Lesson 1: Finding an Issue of Interest

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Lesson 1

Get Started - Finding An Issue of Interest

Finding Inspiration and Motivation in the Words and Works of Others

Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Reflect on the efforts of change-makers and human rights defenders.

Overview/Purpose:
Students will explore the efforts of successful change-makers.
Guiding Questions:
  • How can we learn from Dan Eldon and other human right defenders?
  • Is it possible for me to be a human rights defender?
Recommended Time:
45 minutes

Lessons design:
  • Share a prepared written response where you answer the questions:
1. What did you find so interesting about the change-maker who has inspired you?
2. What does it make you think about?
3. What feelings does it ‘spark’ within you?
  • Students read and review resources about and from Dan and other inspiring change-makers provided by the teacher.

  • Students write in response to one or more of the stories or resources they find compelling, using these questions to prompt their thinking and responses:
1. What did you find so interesting about the change-maker who has inspired you?
2. What does it make you think about?
3. What feelings does it ‘spark’ in you?
4. How can you take what you learned from these change-makers to help defend human rights in your own life?
  • Students share their responses with a partner.
Rock Your World is a program of Creative Visions
Rock Your World is a Program of Creative Visions, a 501(c) (3) organization that supports creative activists - individuals who use the power of media and arts to create positive change in the world.
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