- The learners become familiar with the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- They reflect critically on the relevance and essence of each article
- They activate their existing knowledge about Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- They are entering a cooperative learning process
Preparation: Print out the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It can be downloaded here: http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
1. In the beginning each participant received a piece of puzzle and had to find the partner with the fitting piece. Two pieces always belonged together showing between one and three article(s) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
2. Each pair then had 10-15 minutes to either draw a picture or to create a human statue that symbolised the meaning of their article(s).
3. After that each pair presented their picture or statue to the group and also read out their article(s) which were then posted on a pin board.
- What are articles are suprising for you?
- Which ones sound strange?
- Would one phrase these articles different today?
- Where did you get in touch with Human Rights the last time?
- When did you think last time about Human Rights? In which context?
DARE Network: Training Course "Education for Human Rights" 2009
The task is a good entry point into a deeper discussion about Human Rights. Afterwards one could go deeper into the origins and the historical context of Human Rights. Or a group is focusing on certain articles and starts exploring how they relate to other norms, in example their constitution or the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.