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Rights and Responsibilities

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 30 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


 

Summary:
As members of the human race we have certain rights and with those rights come certain responsibilities. This lesson is designed to help students understand their rights and responsibilities and how it affects their lives.

Enduring Understanding: Students will understand their rights and responsibilities as a human being.

Essential Questions: What are my rights? What responsibilities come with those rights?

Main Curriculum Tie:
Social Studies - 6th Grade
Standard 4 Objective 2

Explore current global issues facing the modern world and identify potential solutions.

Materials:
Paper and pencils

Background For Teachers:
Every person is guaranteed basic rights such as: freedom of speech, religion, right to be educated, feel safe, have access to health care, etc. Each right has certain responsibilities associated with it.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will explore basic human rights and the responsibilities associated with them.

Instructional Procedures:

  1. Individually, on the Rights Worksheet, students will make a list of rights they have, such as: safety, education, freedom from fear, etc.
  2. Students will choose their top three most important rights and circle them.
  3. As a class, students will share their rights and create a class list of three important rights.
  4. As a class, discuss the responsibilities that come with each right and put them in the "responsibilities" section of the worksheet.
  5. Next, students will return to their individual list of rights and write the responsibilities that come with those rights. Example: the right to an education means that all have the chance to go to school and be educated. The responsibilities associated with this right are the need to attend school, do your homework, and learn.
  6. Give the students a piece of paper and ask them to answer the following questions in a journal entry: Which right is the most important to me? (one that they would not want to live without) What responsibilities come with that right?

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Author:
Emily Olaya
Chanell Price

Created Date :
Jun 26 2009 12:44 PM

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