Human Rights & Globalization 101
(PowerPoints for Success)
WCPSS Suggested Online Learnings
What is globalization exactly? Great introductory website defining and providing examples of globalization.
The WTO (SAS # 217): The World Trade Organization: Students will understand the role and impact of the WTO.
Scarcity & oil - As China's population and wealth grows, so too does their need for a non-renewable energy resource.
Education for women broken down by region. Shows the difference of women's rights in many territories.
Timeline of economic sanctions against South Africa. Students can learn the global impact of Apartheid.
Five day lesson plan on Apartheid comparing Apartheid to the American Civil Rights Movement.
Child labor in the mines of Burkina Faso. Students will examine educational and mental impact of child labor
Does globalization HELP or HURT human rights? This website explores both perspectives. Showing the increased communication and interconnectedness of cultures but also explains how globalization can hurt poor communities
Does globalization HELP or HURT human rights? This website explores both perspectives. Showing the increased communication and interconnectedness of cultures but also explains how globalization can hurt poor communities.
The One Child Policy:Students will learn the basics of the One Child Policy and how it impacts China.
UNICEF Lesson plans and units on Gender Equality. This collection of teacher resources, including units, lesson plans, videos, multimedia, and stories, are intended to raise student awareness of the importance of gender equality.
Want to understand what human rights are? This video goes through the history and development of human rights throughout time.
Apartheid in South Africa (SAS # 198): Students will learn about the impact of Apartheid in South Africa.
Teaching resources from Apartheid Museum. Provides many teaching and reading guides to learn about Apartheid.
Counter argument for supporting low-wage jobs. Students will see the perspective of supporting sweat shops to provide SOME income for poor communities.
examine the effects of globalization through many topics. Provides lesson plans and resources on how globalization impacts society, the economy and the government.
LEARN NC lesson plan on China's policy. Uses two news articles to teach on the One Child Policy.
Want to know what youth around the world are doing to support human rights? Great website with videos, activities and resources for teaching human rights in the classroom.
Multi-day lesson plan on Apartheid. Students will examine a timeline of Apartheid as well as understand the social impact of Apartheid.
Students will be familiarized with responsible buying through the fashion industry, specifically in Bangladesh. Research lesson plan on Bangladesh.
Build your understanding of modern slavery and forced labor through primary document analysis and vocabulary analysis.
a lesson plan on the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and its role with globalization. Defines and explains the IMF's impact in our world today.
Scarcity & food - Understanding how China feeds their massive population.
Clarifying women's rights of Islam. Breaking down assumptions and stigmas.
Boycotting South African goods - Understand why many nations in the world began to sanction South African goods and how these actions helped to end Apartheid.
NEA Lessons on Nelson Mandela. Provides over ten different websites with information on Nelson Mandela.
Lesson plans from UNICEF on Child Labor. The lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of child labor, as well as how children and communities are being supported.
What is globalization exactly? Click Here. Great introductory website defining and providing examples of globalization.
Websites for Deeper Learning
Human rights are universal and therefore should be upheld by every government around the world. While this idea is not a reality, there have been improvements to support human rights. After WWII the United Nations wrote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a guideline for nations to uphold. Due to advancements in technology, more and more people around the world are aware of the need for human rights to be upheld.
Labor rights throughout Southeast Asia are limited and have continued a cycle of poverty in many communities. However, activist groups are working to lobby for better wages, safer working conditions, etc.
Women's rights in many parts of the world are limited. Many women make significantly less than a male or are treated unfairly in society. A movement is going on throughout the world to fight for gender equality and many success stories can be found throughout the world.
Globalization connects our world through technology and trade. It is a system of "interconnectedness". It has led to the development of new technologies and modernization of nations worldwide and has created a worldwide shift towards an assimilated culture.
Apartheid: Afrikaners created a segregated society where the white minority had nearly all the rights in South Africa. Black and Asian people in these regions had no rights and were often treated poorly. South Africa faced economic pressures through international boycotts to end Apartheid.
Afrikaners: South Africa was originally colonized by the Dutch, and then the British. The white South African people were considered Afrikaners.
Nelson Mandela: In an effort to gain rights and freedom to the peoples of South Africa, Nelson Mandela and many others resisted the Afrikaner government and fought for freedoms. Nelson Mandela and many others joined forces against the oppressive Afrikaner government to overthrow Apartheid's policies.
Labor Union: In order to protect worker's rights, employees in some fields can join a workers union to lobby for higher pay and fair treatment. Website #2
Overpopulation: Some scientists fear our world will experience overpopulation and resources will become very scarce. China and India are at most risk for overpopulation.
Due to the scarcity of resources and the complications of overpopulation, China created a restrictive One Child Policy to cope with a rapidly growing nation.
What is Globalization?
Problems in Northern Ireland
Problems in Brazil
Problems in Senegal
Declaration of Human Rights
USA vs. China Statistically
The Faces of Poverty
From my Perspective
Globalization Word Search & Answers
Government and Economics
Pick a Problem
Quality of Life
Solving the Biggest Problem
Who Should Help?
Women in Poverty