The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is undoubtedly important on a world scale; but it is also important for young children to understand the value of the UDHR. The activities below will help students reflect on how the UDHR can be explained to children in way that they can appreciate. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the UDHR by rewriting it for a younger audience, and will think critically about how to teach the topic to that audience.
This lesson is part of Facing History’s work on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and part of a series of lessons surround the declaration. Use this lesson after students have read the UDHR to engage them in a conversation about the importance of students of all ages learning the values and principles of the UDHR.