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Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt & Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt & Human Rights

This Primary Source Set is designed to help students analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Throughout this set students will consider the importance of human rights and the impact this document has had on the lives of people around the world. Students will begin by reading a short biography of Eleanor Roosevelt to understand the historical time period and Eleanor’s efforts as a social reformer. While analyzing the UDHR students will compare these rights to those included in the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. After students examine the UDHR they will debate which rights might be included in a Universal Declaration of Student​ ​Human Rights.

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RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.3 - People & Events, RI.9 - Compare Texts


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