In the media you will have heard statements such as “the people think that…”, “the citizens of our society…” But what does citizenship really mean? What does it mean to be a citizen? 




We will start by learning the meaning of the word citizenship (click on the link).

So, we have rights and responsibilities. We’re going to have to go into greater depth to find out what rights and responsibilities we actually have as citizens. Let’s start by getting to know the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

For this task you will need to create 5 working groups. Each group will have a different mission. As they are different, choose the one that most interests you. All the information you need to execute these missions can be found in the Resources section.

As each group in the class is going to work on different topics, it is important that you present the results of your work to the other groups. For this purpose, the most important information should be put together in a presentation format that will then be posted on the classroom blog.


You will need to investigate the background to the Declaration. In the Resources section you will find some useful information for doing your historical research. It is important that you collect the details referring to historical events, the key people involved, and the process of drawing up the Declaration.


This group will work on Individual Rights. These can be found in Articles 1 to 11. In the Resources section you will find some useful information for carrying out your research.


Your group will analyse everything related to individual rights in relation to the community. These are referred to in Articles 12 to 17. In the Resources section you will find some useful information for carrying out your research.


Your work consists of investigating the rights to freedom of thought, conscience, religion and political assembly. You will be dealing with articles 18 to 21. In the Resources section you will find some useful information for carrying out your research.


The main area for this group is everything related to economic, social and cultural rights. These are dealt with in articles 22 to 27. In the Resources section you will find some useful information for carrying out your research.

When all the groups have finished, you can watch the presentations by the other groups. If you have any questions or queries, these can be posted on the blog as well to encourage online debate through comments.

 The online tool for creating the presentation is available in the Resources section.

tiempo   Duration: 1 hour


According to the definition of citizenship, members of a society have certain rights and also certain responsibilities. We also need to take care of our community, getting actively involved and making our voices and views heard about the different issues that affect our everyday lives.

But how can we participate? In this task, we are going to help improve citizens’ awareness of and sensitivity to people who come from other countries. The medium used for this task will be an audio-visual presentation created by the class. You will then publicise your work by presenting it to people who live in your community. The characteristics of the audio-visual are as follows:

  • tiempo   Duration: 10 minutes maximum
  • Languages: Spanish or Basque (with subtitles).

To create the audio-visual, divide into 3 working groups and assign the following tasks:


The journalists will be responsible for writing the video script and the questions that will be put to the chosen interviewees. Once this has been agreed upon, you will need to hold the interviews. 

This group will also be responsible for writing a press release to invite the media to come to the presentation.

Audio-visual producers

This group will select the music and record images while the interviews are taking place.

Once everything has been recorded, the group will be responsible for editing the audio-visual presentation. Don’t forget to subtitle all the spoken sections of the video.

This group should also study the regulations for Creative Commons licenses so you can assign the most appropriate licence to your creation.


First and foremost, this group will source the people to be interviewed.

It will also be responsible for organizing the presentation event for the audio-visual. Bear in mind that you will need a screening room (either at the school or at a civic centre in your community) and will have to invite people to attend the event.

This group will also be responsible for coordinating the work of the other teams and making sure it is completed to deadline.

To get organized and coordinated, study the table below. When dividing into groups it may be worth making the audio-visual group bigger as they have more tasks to complete.

Distribution of tasks and timescales:





Writing the audio-visual script and the interview questions.

1 hour.

Holding the interviews.

3 hours.

Writing the press release.

1 hour.

Audio-visual producers

Recording the interviews.

3 hours.

Selecting the music.

1 hour.

Editing the video.

2 hours.

Assigning a licence to the presentation.

30 min.


Sourcing people to interview.

2 hours.

Organizing the presentation event.

3 hours.


5 hours (simultaneously with the other tasks).

The groups should work at the same time so coordination between them is an essential aspect. Bear in mind that while the group of journalists is working on writing the script and the interviews, the audio-visual producers could be selecting the music and/or finding out about the creative commons licence, and at the same time the organisers could be working on looking for people to interview.

Each of the groups will find the resources they need in the Resources section. Check it before starting the tasks so you can organize yourselves efficiently.

When you have finished the video, post it on the classroom blog.

tiempo   Duration: 5 hours


It’s been a tough task and now it’s time to reflect upon it. On your own, write an entry for the blog describing your general impressions of the working process and the outcome in a maximum of 200 words.

tiempo   Duration: 30 min




www.un.org/...   es.wikipedia.org/...   www.pdhre.org/...
rincondelvago.com/...   amnistiacatalunya.org/...    

For the presentation

www.empressr.com/...   prezentit.com/...   prezi.com/...



For preparing the interview   For preparing the interview   For inspiration

Audio-visual producers

For selecting the music   For editing the video   Creative commons

Organisers | Searching for people to interview

www.sosracismo.org   www.cear.es   www.harresiak.org



The following work will be evaluated:

  • Group document 1: Presentations on the Declaration of Human Rights articles.
  • Group document 2: Audio-visual presentation.
  • Individual document 1: Personal viewpoint.

The evaluation should take the following factors into account:

  • Comprehension of the subject matter.
  • The thought processes followed.
  • Good use of language (punctuation marks, correct choice of vocabulary, spelling).
  • Clarity of supporting arguments.
  • Time management in each task.
  • Teamwork.