UDHR ‘Generations of Rights’ Classification

This lesson was designed for an Introduction to human rights course, however it may be used to introduce a human rights component to a course. The goal is to introduce students to human rights through the concept of the three ‘generations of rights’ using the 30 articles of the UDHR for classification purposes. Students do not need any background on human rights. Actually, this lesson is most effective for introducing students to human rights, especially before they have much exposure to the specifics of the UDHR or the concept of the three generations of rights.

Lesson Plan