The Orange Revolution Project: Focus on Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance

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The Orange Revolution Project: Focus on Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance


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This is the first of three lesson plans that will appear in TEACH over the course of the year. These lesson plans explore the Orange Revolution that took place in the Ukraine during the latter part of 2004 and early January 2005. By September 2007, the entire project plus an online simulation will be posted on to the following Web sites: www.teachmag.com http://www.teachmag.com, www.takingitglobal. org and www.abelearn.ca http://www.abelearn.ca. Funding for this project was generously provided by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as part of its Global Classroom Initiative.

"I am neither an Athenian nor a Greek. I am a citizen of the world."- Scocrates

Lesson 1

Human Rights and the Orange Revolution

Key Concepts:

This lesson plan will explore the concept of Human Rights beginning with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, its meaning and impact on the world. Students will learn how these principles have been realized in the Ukraine as result of the Orange Revolution.

Subjects

Social Studies, World History World Geography

GRADE LEVEL:

Grades 9-12

Introduction:

When we look around the globe, we see that upheaval is everywhere. Each instance of unrest culminates in a set of outcomes, some of which are productive, some of which are the opposite. Where there is upheaval, the question of the reinforcement of human rights and human rights abuses inevitably rises. This was the case at the outset of what we now know as The Orange Revolution. This lesson plan will also highlight that with human rights come responsibilities and these rights and responsibilities may also be applied to aspects of citizenship. It is important for Canadian students to understand that these rights are not given lightly nor should they be taken for granted. Therefore it is crucial for Canadian students to understand that enormous sacrifices on the part of a people are often made to acquire these rights. Students will then research the recent political history in the Ukraine and examine the conditions leading up to the Orange Revolution. They will discover how human rights issues had been dealt with in the Ukraine prior to 2004 and contrast this with current conditions in that country. They will examine the roles of Canadian organizations in the time leading up to the Orange Revolution and during the aftermath and determine how necessary and effective these organizations and individuals were. In this lesson plan, students will draft their own version of a human rights manifesto for the Ukraine as a result of the Orange Revolution.

Duration: two to four classroom periods, 80 minute sessions (plus time allotted for homework)

Curriculum Links: Social Studies, World History, World Geography, Canadian History, Canadian Geography, Civics and Citizenship.

Materials Required:

* Computers with Internet access

* Detailed map of the Ukraine: http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/index.html

* Supplementary materials on Ukrainian history and culture

* Writing and drawing materials

Expectations/Outcomes:

Students will:

* Read and understand the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

* Apply human rights and responsibilities to the Ukraine during the Orange Revolution:

* Compare human rights issues in the Ukraine with those in Canada;

* Become aware of Canadians and Canadian organizations working in the field of human rights in the Ukraine;

* Research and understand the political history of the Ukraine;

* Experience through an online simulation how human rights play out during a political revolution;

* Draft their own version of a declaration of human rights;

* Hone critical thinking and analytical skills;

* Work cooperatively in teams.

Step One-Background

"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind. …

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