The Human Rights through Media Literacy Project is a student-centered, authentic multi-literacy learning project providing a demonstration of a cross-curricular/discipline, multi-media and Media Literacy that is tailored to meet the academic needs and curricular objectives of the students and teachers.
The project will enable students to develop an awareness of human rights issues through the medium of documentary films. To that end students will be involved in producing mini-documentary films, including video conferences, on human rights issues including but not limited to:
• Women’s Rights
• Children’s Rights
• Disabled Rights
• Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
• Refugee Rights
The Pedagogical Content
The pedagogical project will focus specifically on:
• Media education/literacy concepts and approaches, i.e.
analysis and production;
• Constructivism theory and practices; involving students in
decision-making, collaboration, authentic tasks, etc;
• Student-centered, ICT multi-media project-based learning and
• Developing and utilizing assessment rubrics.
The outcomes of Human Rights through Oral History Project includes: developing
• Students’ print and non-print literacy skills;
• Students technological and digital literacy skills;
• Providing a framework for the learning, teaching practices, and
cross-discipline applications involving 1) English language
Arts, Technology, History, Geography, and Citizenship; 2)
cross-curricular competencies: intellectual, communication-
related personal and social and methodological;
(3) broad areas of learning involving Media Literacy,
citizenship & community life.