You will have the wonderful opportunity to create a six-section outline about a human rights movement that is affecting people in our world. You will act as a reporter getting the facts about the particular issue and the movement associated with it. This needs to be a current issue, not one from long ago in the past.
Your topic needs to reflect a current issue that is happening right now.
- Your outline needs to include six sections:
- Introduction: Introduce your reader to the movement/group/individual and their situation. What is going on? Provide some facts that will entice (encourage) your reader to keep on reading. Be sure to include a thesis statement
- Define the issue: What is the human rights issue? Explain and define it. Include who is involved and educate your viewer/reader about the issue.
- Negative force: Who are the perpetrators (bad guys) that continue to violate the human right? Why are they doing it? What allows it to continue to happen? What are their methods?
- Positive force: Find a group that is working to stop this human rights abuse. Discuss them and tell us what they are doing, how they are doing it and if they are successful.
- Explain which section(s) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relates to this human rights abuse and why.
- Closing: Speculate on the future! What do you think will happen between the efforts of the positive force and the negative force? Who will eventually be successful?
- A bibliography with at least five sources, two of which must be primary sources.
- You will present this information via your NHD project.
- Research links
- Research Wheel
- My Delicious account
- Bibliography help
- Sample MLA Paper
- Mr. Boll’s customized Google search
- School Library Database
- How to write a thesis statement
- Use a gathering grid to help you take notes
- How to write a good topic sentence
“Oh my, too much information; I am on overload, what do I do, where do I start?”
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