Act.Japan. Graphic Novels for Change

“Freedom from fear could be said to sum up the entire philosophy of human rights.”

Dag Hammerskold (Swedish diplomat 1905-1961)

How does this relate to you, our class, our school or the world? 
What are you afraid of? 

134-the-universal-declaration-of-human-rightsWhat are human rights? 

Origins of human rights worth thinking about:

  • Cyrus’ Cylinder
  • Greeks
  • Ashoka the Great
  • Magna Carta
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • Mohatma Gandhi
  • United Nations
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Nelson Mandela

What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR)?

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Your task today:

  • Choose two (2) of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and write a blog explaining why it is important to you, our class, our school, or the world. Tag this blog #tgsundhr

Your task for the Graphic Novels for Change IDU:

  • Choose a human rights violation happening in the world today.
  • Highlight which Article(s) of the UNDHR it is violating
  • Conduct detailed research to uncover a personal narrative
  • Create a graphic novel that evokes emotion to share this narrative
  • Provide some opportunity for your readers to act on this human rights violation.

Proposals will be due on Monday of next week!

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