This free download describes a composition assignment that I have used successfully during my years of teaching at Ohio University.
Other teachers are welcome to download and read this pdf file and decide whether this assignment will work in their classes. Of course, other teachers may modify the assignment as desired for their classes.
The file is divided into two main sections following this brief introduction.
First is a description of the assignment. Of course, teachers can modify the assignment as they wish.
Following that is one or more examples of hero-of-human-rights essays. Teachers may print them and use them as examples for their students.
A Double Assignment
Teachers may make this a double assignment. Teachers may assign a long research paper on a hero of human rights, but before that paper is due require students to hand in a shorter essay designed to be printed in a newspaper or online media.