Human Rights Speeches
8th Grade English Language Arts
Human Rights Unit
You are a young human rights advocate. You have been chosen to present on a current and pressing human rights issue in the world today at this year’s Youth Assembly at the United Nations. The Youth Assembly takes place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and gathers the brightest and most active young leaders from across the globe to tackle our world’s greatest challenges.
As a presenter, you must: select a current human rights issue; research and gather credible information from multiple sources; create a multimedia visual aid for your presentation; and write and deliver a two (2) minute brief on your chosen topic.
Your Research Must Include
What is GALILEO?
A set of resources provided by the state of Georgia for Georgia students
How do I find GALILEO?
Go to the Destiny home page (at school click on the Destiny icon, from home go to the DHMS home page, click on Media Center, then click on Destiny). From there use the links to GALILEO resources.
How do I use GALILEO?
Take a look at this video to see a demonstration of how to use Galileo
NOTE: GALILEO requires a password for home use. The password is available in the media center.
Use Noodle Tools to cite your sources
What is a reference source?
A source that gives an overview of a subject. Encyclopedias are a common reference source. Some places to try:
What is a news article?
A source that comes from a magazine or newspaper. You may fine a news article on a free website such as New York Times, CNN, or the Washington Post. :
For every human rights issue there are people working to solve problems and provide human rights to others. You can get a lot of good information from websites of organizations that are fighting for human rights.
This website links to a lot of human rights advocacy groups:
The Advocates for Human Rights Links
Most of those organizations will have a website ending in .org
You can search for .org sites in Google by adding this to your search:
human trafficking in India site:org
child labor advocacy organizations India site:org