Step 3-4 - Current Events - Human Rights Abuses

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Step 3-4 - Current Events - Human Rights Abuses

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary, geography, politics!
  • Improves research skills!
  • Explains the global issue simply and clearly, without bias!
  • Helps make the current situation clear to the student!
  • Encourages the student to "connect up", understand & look for solutions to problems!
  • Hands-on activities make civics relevant to the student!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Develops study in a self-determined manner!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

This was a very interesting course that really got my son thinking about human rights. He really enjoyed it.  S.W., Homeschool Mom

Another in STEPS series of Current Events courses for ages 9-adult.

These courses each start by defining a global problem. Then, the course leads the student through directed research, so that the student can get a real grasp of the current situation for that issue. The student follows this up with creative exercises which help define the issue and the student's response to it as a concerned citizen of the world.

No issue is more debated, or more important throughout history. A remarkable unit course which starts by defining what human beings are, and what their rights are or should be. This leads to a simple but profound definition of human rights.

Then, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is broken down and considered article by article, line by line. The student does many creative and challenging activities which helps develop his own ideas of what exactly human rights should be, and what steps should be taken to protect them.

This course will help shape the student's own existing ideas about human rights into a sharp, clear vision leading to action, or which will open the student's awareness to the history and reality of human rights abuses, if the student has never considered them.

14 lesson plans, around 25-35 hours of work. No additional materials besides a globe, dictionary, and access to the Internet are required. Test and answer guide are included!

Subjects covered in this course include:

  • A definition of Human Rights
  • Thomas Jefferson's definition
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and why it was written (a long section)
  • Human Rights abuses today and what can be done about them
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