San Diego Jewish Academy
9th and 10th Grade Humanities
How are we to live? Unit

Readings for Thought

Personal response

  • What are my own essential ingredients?
  • What sources do I use for my answer?
  • Write a paragraph explaining your answer and quoting at least two sources of your own.

Global response

  • What are some of the essential ingredients of the U.S. Constitution and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights that influence political systems in the contemporary world?
  • How do these essentials reflect democratic ideals?
  • Create a found poem using words from all the readings. The found poem should answer these questions.


  • Do any of your essential ingredients overlap with the essential ingredients of these political documents?
  • Create a Venn diagram to find the similarities and differences.

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