Participants work cooperatively to create
an image that helps to define human rights and human needs.
- Adult groups
||A good follow-up
or alternative to Activity 1, Human Beings/Human
1. Ask participants, working in small
groups, to draw a tree on large chart paper.
- Write on the tree (in the form of
leaves, fruits, flowers, or branches) those human rights
that they think all people need to live in dignity and
- A human rights tree needs roots to
grow and flourish. Give the tree roots and label them
with the things that make human rights flourish. For example,
a healthy economy, the rule of law, or universal education.
2. When drawings are complete, ask each
group to present its tree and explain its reasons for the
items they have included.
1. Match the fruits, leaves, and branches
with articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
and write the number of the article next to each item.
2. Display these trees in the classroom
or in public places.
3. Identify rights concerns that are
of particular concern to you and your community.