Tag Archives: Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Wednesdays; Week 4

Wed. September 18, 2013: Trading Rights

Wednesday’s activity helps students to consider the indivisibility of rights by dividing rights and bartering for them. All students will review the 30 articles of the UDHR. Students will then be split into 3 groups and each group will be given 10 of the Articles. They will have to work within their group to discuss which rights they still need/want and which they are willing to bargain/trade for with the other two groups. Two delegates from each group will negotiate with the other groups to facilitate the trade process. By the end of the activity (and debrief), students will have considered the ways in which some rights might stand alone, if some rights more fundamental than others, and why and how some rights were added later or changed over time.

For additional HR activity resources: http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/edumat/hreduseries/hereandnow/Part-5/1_HRE-Resource-List.htm