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"Where Do Human Rights Begin? In Small Places Close to Home."

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High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
Social Studies


"Where, after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home, so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination........"

- Eleanor Roosevelt 


This packet includes 4 different activities to help students understand the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt and her work on social justice issues. Students will learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its impact on the lives of all people as well as Eleanor Roosevelt's impact on the country through her "My Day" columns.


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Last updated: September 17, 2015