This Primary Source Set is designed to help students analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Target Grades & Subject(s): Grades 7-12; Social Studies/History
- Students will understand the role of Eleanor Roosevelt in protecting and advocating human rights in the United States and around the world. (CCSS RI.1, RI.3)
- Students will use evidence from the UDHR to make inferences about fundamental human rights and recognize the viewpoints of various groups and philosophies in the human rights debate. (CCSS RH.1)
- Students will compare and contrast the UDHR and the U.S. Bill of Rights and explain the significance of each document. (CCSS RI/RH.9)
Before Teaching this Set
- Prior to analyzing the sources in this set, discuss the difference between civil liberties, civil rights, and human rights. (To review these concepts, have students watch this video or read this brief overview of civil liberties and rights.) Define each of these terms and have students brainstorm possible political/social examples of each.
- Remind students of the difference between primary and secondary sources.
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