Grade 5, Module 1, Unit 1
Unit 1: What are human rights? Why do we have them and how are they protected? This unit is designed to help students build knowledge about these questions while simultaneously building their ability to read challenging text closely. Students begin this unit by exploring human rights themes through images and key vocabulary. They then will analyze selected Articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) through a series of close readings text-dependent tasks and questions, discussions, and writing. They will explore the history of the development and language of universal human rights documents, developing skills to determine meaning of words and phrases and learn to quote from an informational text to explain meaning that supports inferences.
Grade 5, Module 1, Unit 1 Recommended Texts: These texts are provided as recommended resources which relate to the theme of the unit. Lexile scores are provided to provide appropriate independent reading for each student to build content knowledge about the topic. Districts may substitute other books as appropriate and available.
Grade 5, Module 1, Unit 1 Lessons: Lessons can be downloaded individually or as a complete unit from EngageNY here.
Grade 5, Module 1, Unit 1 Implementation Resources: These resources were developed by the IES Team and regional E2CCB teachers. Permission to use/adapt resources is by Creative Commons-Attribution-Share Alike license.