13
Aug
2015
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Civil Society - Whose Job is it to Guarantee We All Live in One?

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Author: 
Nance Adler

This 2015 Milton Wolf Prize winning lesson is designed to introduce students to the UN Declaration of Human Rights and to help them realize the need for individual civic responsibility to assure that these rights are reality for all humans. The lesson uses Survival in Sarajevo as an example of this responsibility in action and its impact during the Siege of Sarajevo.  It is meant to be done as a Border Jumping exchange and was adapted by me from a lesson by Victor Gurevich to be done in conjunction with his students.  The Border Jumping/exchange component allows students to see if the same rights are at risk in other communities or if the focus is different and also that this responsibility is global.  This lesson was done as a “going further” project at the end of a unit, but can also be done as a stand-alone unit. 

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