I've been getting a lot of questions about PGI, and what the actual project details. You can always go to our website (http://project-inform.org/) to download the six-week curriculum but here it is in a simple scope and sequence.
As always feel free to modify it to
go along with your pre-existing curriculum.
The basic components of the project are as follows:
- students are exposed to current human rights
issues and violations through the use of media (Invisible Children, Love
146 videos etc) and literature (Human Rights Watch report, Amnesty
International, or a novel such as Night).
- students then choose groups based on which human rights issue they are most passionate about
- each group researches the human rights violation's history, current state, political aspects, media coverage etc and
develops an "Action Plan" (a template is included in the curriculum) for
how to create awareness
- the Action Plan lays the foundation for an
"Awareness Campaign" in which students create at least
of multimedia (video, website, etc) and use at least one form of social
media (facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc) to inform their school,
community, and world around them about each specific human rights issue
-at the end of their "Awareness Campaign" students will Collect
Data (i.e. hits on website, views of a video, fans on facebook,
followers on twitter, +2 Pledge, comments on blog etc) to measure in
- Each team will write a 1-2 page report on their campaign’s successes and
failures, what they did, why they did it, how it worked, what their
impact was, and what they will do in the future about human rights.
- Each team will create an accompanying short
Presentation (video, slideshow, etc) about their awareness campaign and
what they learned.
- Final sharing and reflection.
If you or someone you know is interested in running PGI as a project in the classroom this year please let us know! Stay tuned for the second semester, when PGI will run as a true global project - connecting classrooms together from around the world to spread awareness!