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Why do we advocate for human rights?
What lessons can we learn about human rights through literature and life?
How can we tell powerful stories about people’s experiences?
Students will analyze the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS and various texts to make connections to human rights.
students will identify how characters human rights are violated or challenged and how characters change over time.
Students will apply knowledge about human rights to analyze and explain the challenges people face. They will work together as a class to write and film a public service announcement advocating for human rights. Students will hold a fundraiser connected to human rights
Biodiversity and Interdependence
How does an interdependent and biodiverse region meet the challenges of modern life?
What is unique about living in the rain forest?
How do scientists learn about the natural world and communicate what they learn?
Students will apply knowledge about biodiversity and interdependence to advocate for the importance of protecting specific environments, regions, or biomes.
Students will conduct outreach to local, national, or world-wide organizations that work to protect the environment and living things.
Students will create an artistic replica rainforest to demonstrate knowledge of biodiversity and interdependence.
Students will analyze various sources to determine why and how we should preserve the rainforest.
How can we as survival enthusiasts teach others to protect themselves from natural disasters?
Students will act as survival enthusiasts to teach others how to prepare for a natural disaster. They will choose a natural disaster of their choice and formulate a plan to prepare for that disaster.
Students will also be conducting interviews with emergency responders and visit sites that have been affected by natural disasters.
Students will make a survival backpack and write a letter including tips for how to be prepared. In addition, students will create preparedness/safety videos informing others how to prepare for a natural disaster.