NHD (outline)

NHD Outline

In the next few weeks you will be choosing current human right topic and writing an outline to prepare for your group project. Remember that this could be a documentary, drama, website or a written essay. The below outline will help assist you in the writing process.


  • Your outline needs to include six sections:
    • Introduction: Introduce your reader to the movement/group/individual and their situation. What is going on? Provide some facts that will entice (encourage) your reader to keep on reading. Be sure to include a thesis statement.
    • Define the issue: What is the human rights issue?  Explain and define it.  Include who is involved and educate your viewer/reader about the issue.
    • Negative force: Who are the perpetrators (bad guys) that continue to violate the human right?  Why are they doing it?  What allows it to continue to happen?  What are their methods?
    • Positive force: Find a group that is working to stop this human rights abuse.  Discuss them and tell us what they are doing, how they are doing it and if they are successful.
    • Explain which section(s) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relates to this human rights abuse and why.
    • Closing: Speculate on the future!  What do you think will happen between the efforts of the positive force and the negative force?  Who will eventually be successful?
  • A bibliography with at least five sources, two of which must be a primary source.
  • You will present this information via your NHD project.

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