Human Rights

    Student Presentation Topics and Guidelines-
    Due (we will draw for due dates)
    1. Syria-
    2. Egypt-
    3. Libya-Melissa, John, Emily
    4. Sudan-
    5. Rwanda-Chadeayne, Allison
    6. Bosnia/the former Yugoslavia-
    7. Cambodia-Perpetua, Brunilda
    8. Afghanistan during the Taliban era-
     Jaci, Harrison

    Purpose:  to reveal the chronic and acute origins of human rights violations in the country/region, and the actions taken by government, political groups, citizens that either represented violations or were attempts to correct the situation.  This will include a specific identification of human rights violations as defined by the Universal Declaration.   Also, the position taken by the US government and actions taken by US citizens.


    Method:  Prepare a prezi or powerpoint or word document presentation that tells the story-- chronic origins of human rights violations means the ethnic, religious, cultural, linguistic and historic origins of conflicts that may have been brewing for hundreds or even thousands of years.  The chronic origins establish the context- a setting in which human rights violations occur.  An acute origin of human rights violations means events that were stimulated by recent events, trends, or outside pressures.   The acute origins are the explosions of activity that cause displacement, suffering, conflict, revolutions, and unfortunately, acts of genocide.


    Research- here is an outline to follow when doing research:

    1.  Topic


    2. Main Political Figures involved- group by political organization--


    3. Chronic origins


    4.  Acute origins


    5. Words and actions of main figures (the story-- what happened or is still happening?)


    6.  US political and community response


    7.  Response from International community; attempts at resolution


    8.  Lessons to be learned- how can this teach us to avoid such violations in the future?


    Where to get the info?

    Newspaper articles, magazines, and the internet- be careful of sources;
    Ms Arkans will be an invaluable resource.
    Focus especially on print and broadcast news reports as well as

    Documentary video- for example, Frontline. 


    Remember- you will need to arrange your work into a media presentation

    that you will use to teach your classmates about your topic. 
    Presentation should include Text, Images, and when possilbe video (school appropriate)
Last Modified on May 3, 2012