Show students some of the illustrations from the book “We Are All Born Free”, pointing out that each illustration was completed by a different artist.
Students turn and talk with a partner – discussing what they notice about the interpretations.
As partners talk, you might want to circle the room, making note of things they are discussing.
Share with the class things you overhear, and invite additional comments that you have not mentioned.
Assign students one of the 30 articles from the UDHR. Explain that each student will be responsible for creating an original interpretation of the article that will be part of a visual representation for the classroom.
The illustration must:
Include the article number and text from the article itself
Visually represent the article assigned
Be an original illustration and/or collage
Be completed on a standard-sized construction paper
If you have previously shown students the Youth for Human Rights PSAs, remind them that these simply represent one interpretation of the rights, and their illustration should not simply portray what they saw in the videos.
Once illustrations are complete – display them to create a mural in your classroom. The mural will also provide a quick reference to the articles for you and your students.
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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.