Human & Civil Rights Project Examples

1. The Gender Tax

Project Name: The Gender Tax
Subject: Social Studies
Sub-topic: Human & Civil Rights
Grade: Middle School
Project Description: These students created a multi-faceted exhibit to demonstrate gender stereotypes and the male/female pay gap:  A roleplaying game depicting gender stereotypes such as the different prices in consumer goods and the pay gap, and selling T-shirts based on the average male/female pay scale.

2. Girls' Education

Subject: Social Studies
Subtopic: Human & Civil Rights
Grade: Middle School
Project Description: This exhibit explores how inequality of girls education impacts society. By researching girls education in three different countries (including the U.S.) , students were able to draw several conclusions:

  • Fewer maternal death and reduced mortality rate for children under 5 years old.
  • Delayed marriage and better parenting skills.
  • Improved literacy skills leading to greater economic opportunities
  • More skills and knowledge enhancing women’s  self-esteem and the well-being of families.

3. Justice for Imprisoned Youth

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v0kXcsjNlQ
Website: http://ninapr.wix.com/justiceforjuveniles
Subject: Social Studies
Subtopic: Human & Civil Rights
Grade: Middle School
Project Description: Students used their case-study research and understanding of issues in the youth prison system to create a short documentary. The film was designed to broaden the awareness of the mistreatment of incarcerated juveniles. These young women interviewed adults who work for the youth prison system, youth who have been incarcerated, as well as members of local community programs who provide reintegration support for former juvenile prisoners.

4. Operation: Identity

Subject: Race-Class-Gender-Sexuality
Sub-topic: Human & Civil Rights
Grade: High School
Project Description: For this student,  exploring identity meant investigating and embracing the progress that the current generation has made towards accepting people who are not the majority, based on their race, class, gender or sexuality. To further understand the philosophy and ideas of adolescents on the topic of gender, this student interviewed a number of classmates to gather their their diverse perspectives, values, and beliefs. The result of the interviews work and the message this student wants to share with the world is creatively captured in these portraits.

5. Gender Defenders

http://goingpublicesav.tumblr.com/
Subject: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality
Grade: High School
Project Description: A blog that serves sexual assault victims in a  number of ways. From interviews of sexual assault victims coming out to friends and/or family to the personal reflections of the authors, this will hopefully be a positive resources for sexual assault victims seeking a community of people with similar experiences.