Standing Up for the Rights of Others

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What makes Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela heroic? High schoolers study historical figures who have famously—and perhaps not so famously—stood up for the rights of others before discussing why their chosen person is an inspiration to them.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson during a biography unit or when discussing prominent leaders of human rights movements throughout history
  • Include the reflection questions in a self-assessment writing project after learners have completed their presentations
Classroom Considerations

  • Research requires access to the Internet or a library
  • Additional resources are available in another lesson from the publisher, as notes in the section for research material

  • Provides a list of possible websites for learners to reference in their research project
  • Associates heroism with people who stand up for others

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