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Human rights - day 5 all my rights

These activities will help youth learn about human rights and their guiding principles. 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 5

​Grades K-3

<h3>Mindfulness Activity</h3> <p>Trivia question: Who was the first person to step on the moon?</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> <h3>The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Egg Hunt</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Plastic eggs</li> <li>Slips of paper</li> <li>Pen or pencil</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/BVXMlmwaAhA">Watch the Human Rights Egg Hunt video</a></p> <p>No matter if you’re big or small, rich or poor, born in Canada or elsewhere, all people have rights. These are things like the right to food, water, shelter, the right to go to school, and to be free from violence.</p> <ul> <li>Write down each of the topics below on small slips of paper.</li> <li>Place them inside hollow eggs, little boxes or whatever you have and hide them around the house.</li> <li>Have your child look for the eggs.</li> <li>Discuss and explore each of the topics together.</li> </ul> <p>Topics from the Convention on the Rights of the Child (there are 54 articles):</p> <ul> <li>All children have rights no matter who they are, where they live and what their parents do.</li> <li>All adults should do what is best for you.</li> <li>The government has a responsibility to make sure your rights are protected.</li> <li>Your family has the reasonability to help you learn to exercise your rights.</li> <li>You have the right to be alive.</li> <li>You have the right to have a name.</li> <li>You have a right to an identity - an official record of who you are.</li> <li>You have the right to live with your parents unless it is bad for you. You have the right live with a family who cares for you.</li> <li>If you live in a different country from your parents, you have the right to be together in the same place.</li> <li>You have the right to be protected from kidnapping.</li> <li>You have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously.</li> <li>You have the right to find out things and share what you think about others by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way, unless it harms or offends other people</li> <li>You have the right to choose your own region and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.</li> <li>You have the right to choose your own friends.</li> <li>You have a right to play and rest.</li> <li>You have the right to the best healthcare possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment and information to help you stay well.</li> <li>You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.</li> </ul> <h3>Create a Human Rights Poster</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Poster paper</li> <li>Crayons or markers</li> </ul> <p>Have your child draw a picture that represents the human rights that are most important to them and your family. Post the picture in the window for all to see!</p> <p>Check out <a href="https://www.unicef.org/media/56661/file" target="_blank">UNICEF's webpage</a> on the Rights of the Child to help you decide which rights are most important to you.</p> <h3>&quot;Right to Play&quot; Song</h3> <p>Did you know that the right to play is a human right? </p> <ul> <li>Have your child write a song about why they love to play. If they’re stuck, have them choose a favourite song and rewrite the words to be all about why they love to play.</li> <li>Have them sing their song for your family. If they’re feeling brave, sing it on the porch or balcony.</li> </ul> <h3>Review Questions</h3> <p>Ask your child:</p> <ul> <li>How does it feel to know your rights?</li> <li>Why do you think it is important for people to know their rights?</li> <li>How can you respect the rights of other people?</li> </ul> <h3>Trivia Answer</h3> <p>Answer: Neil Armstrong ​​​​​​​​</p>

  • ​Grades K-3
  • ​Grades K-3

    Mindfulness Activity

    Trivia question: Who was the first person to step on the moon?

    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 Universal Declaration of Human Rights Egg Hunt

    Supplies:

    • Plastic eggs
    • Slips of paper
    • Pen or pencil

    Watch the Human Rights Egg Hunt video

    No matter if you’re big or small, rich or poor, born in Canada or elsewhere, all people have rights. These are things like the right to food, water, shelter, the right to go to school, and to be free from violence.

    • Write down each of the topics below on small slips of paper.
    • Place them inside hollow eggs, little boxes or whatever you have and hide them around the house.
    • Have your child look for the eggs.
    • Discuss and explore each of the topics together.

    Topics from the Convention on the Rights of the Child (there are 54 articles):

    • All children have rights no matter who they are, where they live and what their parents do.
    • All adults should do what is best for you.
    • The government has a responsibility to make sure your rights are protected.
    • Your family has the reasonability to help you learn to exercise your rights.
    • You have the right to be alive.
    • You have the right to have a name.
    • You have a right to an identity - an official record of who you are.
    • You have the right to live with your parents unless it is bad for you. You have the right live with a family who cares for you.
    • If you live in a different country from your parents, you have the right to be together in the same place.
    • You have the right to be protected from kidnapping.
    • You have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
    • You have the right to find out things and share what you think about others by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way, unless it harms or offends other people
    • You have the right to choose your own region and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.
    • You have the right to choose your own friends.
    • You have a right to play and rest.
    • You have the right to the best healthcare possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment and information to help you stay well.
    • You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.

    Create a Human Rights Poster

    Supplies:

    • Poster paper
    • Crayons or markers

    Have your child draw a picture that represents the human rights that are most important to them and your family. Post the picture in the window for all to see!

    Check out UNICEF's webpage on the Rights of the Child to help you decide which rights are most important to you.

    "Right to Play" Song

    Did you know that the right to play is a human right?

    • Have your child write a song about why they love to play. If they’re stuck, have them choose a favourite song and rewrite the words to be all about why they love to play.
    • Have them sing their song for your family. If they’re feeling brave, sing it on the porch or balcony.

    Review Questions

    Ask your child:

    • How does it feel to know your rights?
    • Why do you think it is important for people to know their rights?
    • How can you respect the rights of other people?

    Trivia Answer

    Answer: Neil Armstrong ​​​​​​​​

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