This project requires students to research torture, survivor stories, and create their own definitions and policy on torture. With their policies, they discuss how the United Nations would go about implementing and enforcing such policies.
This project is great for classes that have discussed humanitarian issues, the United Nations, etc.I personally use this project for my Human Rights class after reading a book about a survivor story as well as learning about policies on torture and incidents of torture in history/modern era (i.e. interrogation of "terrorists").
Students create a PowerPoint (10 - 14 slides) presentation and have to share their findings and ideas with the class. Students are asked to aim for a 5 - 8 minute presentation.
Depending on students skill level and group size, this project takes anywhere from 4 - 5 days in the computer lab to create PowerPoint. Additional 1 - 2 days for presentations.
This comes in a Word Document to allow you to adjust questions, points, etc. as needed to fit your classroom.