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Words of an Activist
Taking a quotation from a social justice advocate in history, students will research the political and social climate the quotation was made. They will present their understanding of the quote in the context it was said as well as their personal response to the quote. Students will reflect and discuss the impact of social justice advocates on the world.
It’s about money, money, money: more money, more problems?
Students are given a ‘job’ along with a typical salary associated with that job and create a budget that includes taxes, shelter, food, clothing, bills, communication costs, savings and entertainment. Students present their results to the class.
The Rights of Youth
Through viewing photo essays, short film clips and reading the Rights of the Child, students analyze the relationships that affect a child’s ability to have access to their rights. [Relationships are presented as including friends, family, and social structures (such as government or schools).] Students reflect on which relationships affect them and which rights are connected with those relationships.
The Science of Race
Following the fascinating trek of Dr. Spencer Wells, an explorer in residents at National Geographic, students explore the roots of ‘race’ and how that connects to information found in DNA through the Journey of Man documentary (120 min, available online or at Winnipeg Public Library). They explore the impacts of this new understanding of the origins and journey of race and how that could potentially change discrimination and racism.
Cross Cultural Interactions and Human Rights
Students deepen their understanding of the term ‘culture’ and identify some aspects that make up a persons’ culture through exploring multiple books displaying people living their life around the world. Students will examine how culture has been repressed or eliminated in a current or historical situation.