PREPARATION STRATEGIES: STUDENTS
“Treat students as they are, and they will remain as they are. Treat them as they could be, and they will become what they should be.”
This paraphrasing of an Emerson quote forms the basis for the series of actions and expectations Words Into Deeds presents to students.
BUILD ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE
Adopt the six Words Into Deeds tenets
Read and discuss the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Principles of Democracy.
Assess the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for peace and security.
Evaluate yourself as an effective global citizen.
Determine and record how you can actually make a difference.
DESIGN YOUR PROJECT
Identify local/global Human Rights issues of interest.
Pose relevant questions.
Gather information from multiple sources (e.g. WEB, experts, peers).
Challenge assumptions through questioning.
Evaluate contradictory or biased data.
Identify underlying causes and effects of Human Rights violations.
Form evidence-based opinions.
Draw conclusions, make predictions.
Maintain written reflections throughout the learning process.
TAKE INFORMED ACTIONS
Set goals and deadlines.
Identify and engage human resources.
Identify needed financial resources.
Mobilize peer and community support.
Design presentations to broader audiences.
Implement the plan, assess the outcome.