Primary Source Exemplar: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Social Science Unit (view)

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UDHR - Unit Outline
Text-Based Discussion, Global Policy, Common Core Aligned, World History, Human Rights, Primary Source Exemplar, CCSS Assessments, International Affairs, US History, Text Based Resources
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.8, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.9, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.10, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.1a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.1c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.1b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.2d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.2e, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.2f, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.8, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.9, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.10
UDHR Lesson 1 - Deconstructing the UN UDHR
UDHR Lesson 2A - Chronicling Human Rights Abuses Approaches
UDHR Lesson 2 - Chronicling Human Rights Abuses
UDHR Lesson 3 - Is A Universal Rubric Possible
UDHR Lesson 4 - Eleanor Roosevelt Speech Support
UDHR Lesson 5 - Mandela Speech Support
Appendix - Intro to Reading Strategies in the Social Sciences


This document describes a series of lessons in the Social Sciences, all of which are tied to the exploration of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a Primary Source Document. They are designed to be given to 9th or 10th grade students in a World History, Cultural Geography, or similar social science class. They are specifically designed to teach the Common Core Standards for Literacy in the Social Sciences, and to engage higher order thinking skills.