ACTIVITY 10: HUMAN RIGHTS TIMELINE
Overview: Participants create a time line that includes personal, national, and international human rights events.
Time: 30 min.
Materials: Blackboard and chalk or chart paper and pens, copies of the UDHR.
1. On the wall, blackboard, or a large sheet of butcher paper, prepare a chart with the decades of the 20th century equally spaced across the top.
Make three rows below labeled "PERSONAL," "NATIONAL," and "GLOBAL."
1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990
2. Give each participant cards or post-its in three different colors. Ask them to write a personal, national, or international human rights event on the designated color and post them at the appropriate position on the timeline.
3. Survey and discuss the resulting communal human rights history.
Source: Adapted from a demonstration by Chris Cavanaugh, Bolinas, CA workshop, March 1999.