Unit 2. HUMAN RIGHTS
Lesson 1. Declaration of Human Rights
The 1948 Declaration of Human Rights defined the fundamental rights of all people.
LET'S WRITE DOWN THE 30 HUMAN RIGHTS FROM THIS VIDEO
Human Rights are:
- UNIVERSAL: all human beings have got the same human rights.
- INALIENABLE: they belong to each person. No one can transfer them or take them away.
- NON-NEGOTIABLE: no one can negotiate our rights , under any circunstancesor for any cause.
In general, democratic states recognize, respect, protect and promote human rights. However, this is not true in dictatorships and other types of authoritarian or totalitarian governments.
THE UNITED NATIONS
1- What is the United Nations and where is its headquarters?
2- When was it founded?
3- How many member states does it currently have?
4- Why was it founded?
5- How many countries originally signed the Charter of the United Nations?
6- What are the purposes and principles of the United Nations in accordance with the Charter?
7- Which are the main organs of the United Nations?
8- Who is the current Secretary General of the UN?
9- From the programmes, funds and specialized agencies which are part of the UN system, select five and explain their aims or main purposes.
- Content: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). The United Nations.
- Content language: vocabulary of human rights.
- Communication: English language:
- to have the right / the duty to + noun / infinitive
- making questions with who/what/which/where/why + to be.
- verbs followed by the structure to + inf. (promise, decide, determine, agree, refuse, plan, aim, arrange)
- In 1948, the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- The establishment of the United Nations.
- Comprehension: Give examples, recognize, explain, summarize, identify, rewrite, infer.
- Listening comprehension activity from videos.
- Individual activity / pair activity : searching for information on the Internet.
- Answering a questionnaire
- Rewriting from the answers of a questionnaire.
- Guided search on the Internet: Treasure hunt activity.