live in a place, and to have established ones space with
peace, security and dignity is neither a luxury, a privilege or
just the good fortune of those who can afford a decent
home. The importance of adequate housing for personal security,
privacy, health, safety, protection from the elements and shared
humanity, has led us to recognize that adequate housing is a basic
the class that today they are going to have a debate about adequate
housing as a basic human right. Half of the class will support
this idea and the other half will be against the idea that adequate
housing is a basic human right.
the students number off by two and divide the class into two groups.
Provide them with the following information to help them form
their arguments. Explain to the students that you will give them
7 minutes to prepare for the debate.
very existence of housing rights as human rights has been
subject of controversy and dispute. There are several key
issues listed below. Debate the following ideas:
right to an adequate standard of living, including food,
clothing and housing should exist under international
should be guaranteed adequate housing no matter what the
housing should be provided by the government.
is not only just having a physical place called "home",
but also having a place of ones own that is safe,
private, and healthy.