Here is an interesting Human Rights activity:
PART A: Human Rights for a New Planet
1. Read the following scenario:
A small new planet has been discovered that has everything needed to sustain human life. No one has ever lived there. There are no laws, no rules, and no history. You will all be settlers here and in preparation your group has been appointed to draw up the bill of rights for this all-new planet. You do not know what position you will have in this country.
2. Instruct participants, working in small groups, to do the following:
a. Give this new planet a name.
b. Decide on ten rights that the whole group can agree upon and list them on the blackboard or chart paper.
3. Each group presents its list to the class. As they do so, make a "master list" that includes all the rights the groups mention, combining similar rights.
4. When all the groups have reported their lists, examine the master list:
5. Discussion questions:
Please post your ideas as a 'reply' to this one and I will keep adding from research that I do online as well.