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Human rights - day 1 fair treatment

These activities will help youth learn about human rights and their guiding principles, like “Fair Treatment”. They can be done alone, but work best with one or more friends on a video chat like Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.

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Week 4 - Day 1

Grades K-3

<h2>Mindfulness Activity</h2> <p>Trivia question: What is in the centre of the Canadian flag?</p> <p>Mindfulness Activity:</p> <ul> <li>Imagine that your pointer finger is a candle. </li> <li>Hold up your candle, take a deep breath in, then blow out the candle on your finger for as long as you can. </li> <li>Notice how your breath fills up your belly when you breathe in.</li> </ul> <h2>The Right to a Name</h2> <p>Supplies: Paper, Makers or crayons</p> <p>Did you know that having a name is a right? It is outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, in Article 7.</p> <p>Help your child do the following:</p> <ul> <li>Write your name on a piece of paper.</li> <li>Come up with a word for each letter in your name that represents who you are. </li> <li>Then, draw a picture for each word. </li> <li>Post it on your wall and admire how special you are!</li> </ul> <h2>The Right to My Culture</h2> <p>Supplies: Coloured paper, String, Glue or stapler</p> <p>You have the right to use your own language, culture and religion. This is outlined in the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, in Article 30. </p> <p>Help your child learn how to say ‘hello’ in different languages. Look at the examples below or look up other languages that are meaningful to you.</p> <ul> <li>BONJOUR – French</li> <li>OKI – Blackfoot </li> <li>HOLA – Spanish</li> <li>HALLO / GUTEN TAG – German</li> <li>CIAO – Italian</li> <li>OLÀ – Portuguese</li> <li>NAMASTE – Hindi</li> <li>SALAAM – Persian (Farsi)</li> </ul> <p>Next, cut triangles out of coloured paper. They should be about 5” long and about 3” wide at the bottom. </p> <p>On each triangle, write hello in one of the languages you learned. Then, fold the base of each triangle over the string and glue or staple it down. When it dries, you will have a string of hello flags that you can hang in your room.</p> <p><img src="/CSPS/athome/PublishingImages/learning/The-Right-to-My-Culture.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /> </p> <h2>The Right to Rest</h2> <p>Supplies: Blankets, Pillows, Stuffed animals</p> <p>You have the right to rest and relax. This is outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, in Article 31. </p> <p>Have your child use blankets, pillows and a table or chairs to create the perfect place to rest. </p> <p>Bring a few of your favourite stuffed animals, toys, and books into your resting place. Spend some time there relaxing, playing, and reading.</p> <h2>Review Questions</h2> <p>Ask your child:</p> <ul> <li>How does it feel to practice your rights?</li> <li>Do you think kids are always treated fairly?</li> <li>How can you treat other people more fairly?</li> </ul> <h2>Trivia Answer</h2> ​​<p>Answer: Maple leaf.​​</p> ​

  • Grades K-3
  • Grades K-3

    Mindfulness Activity

    Trivia question: What is in the centre of the Canadian flag?

    Mindfulness Activity:

    • Imagine that your pointer finger is a candle.
    • Hold up your candle, take a deep breath in, then blow out the candle on your finger for as long as you can.
    • Notice how your breath fills up your belly when you breathe in.

    The Right to a Name

    Supplies: Paper, Makers or crayons

    Did you know that having a name is a right? It is outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, in Article 7.

    Help your child do the following:

    • Write your name on a piece of paper.
    • Come up with a word for each letter in your name that represents who you are.
    • Then, draw a picture for each word.
    • Post it on your wall and admire how special you are!

    The Right to My Culture

    Supplies: Coloured paper, String, Glue or stapler

    You have the right to use your own language, culture and religion. This is outlined in the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, in Article 30.

    Help your child learn how to say ‘hello’ in different languages. Look at the examples below or look up other languages that are meaningful to you.

    • BONJOUR – French
    • OKI – Blackfoot
    • HOLA – Spanish
    • HALLO / GUTEN TAG – German
    • CIAO – Italian
    • OLÀ – Portuguese
    • NAMASTE – Hindi
    • SALAAM – Persian (Farsi)

    Next, cut triangles out of coloured paper. They should be about 5” long and about 3” wide at the bottom.

    On each triangle, write hello in one of the languages you learned. Then, fold the base of each triangle over the string and glue or staple it down. When it dries, you will have a string of hello flags that you can hang in your room.



     

    The Right to Rest

    Supplies: Blankets, Pillows, Stuffed animals

    You have the right to rest and relax. This is outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, in Article 31.

    Have your child use blankets, pillows and a table or chairs to create the perfect place to rest.

    Bring a few of your favourite stuffed animals, toys, and books into your resting place. Spend some time there relaxing, playing, and reading.

    Review Questions

    Ask your child:

    • How does it feel to practice your rights?
    • Do you think kids are always treated fairly?
    • How can you treat other people more fairly?

    Trivia Answer

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    Answer: Maple leaf.​​

  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 4-6

  • Grades 7+
  • Grades 7+

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