We Recognise Human Rights Day Each Year On December 10th

In 2018, I had the opportunity to be in New York, USA and visit the United Nations Headquarters.

Plant the Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

Each week I mention the need to unpack our thinking to gain an understanding of a theme or a topic. As part of the Writer’s Notebook and the writing process, this is called ‘Planting A Seed’ or ‘Planting your Thinking’. 

Thinking critically is an important part of understanding and building our schema for all ages. Teachers of young learners would complete this as a shared experience and discussion. For older learners, this is a good chance to think independently. 

This week I would like you to try the Connect – Extend – Challenge technique to unpack your ideas. 

Watch this video by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr. The readings are from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Record what you already know about human rights, how your thinking was extended by watching the video, and what confused you or challenged your thinking. 

Take a photo of your thinking and post it to ‘The Global Write’ Wakelet.

Create your own digital posters on any of the human rights. 

Go to https://www.sdgsforchildren.org/human-rights-campaign.php to see Human Rights posters by other students.

Prompt 1 - Knowing Your Human Rights

Knowing what you now know about Human Rights.

Watch the video from the United Nations + Ubongo Kids it was made for United Nations Day 2015 but is a fabulous way to connect the Sustainable Goals to our writing this week. 

Prompt – Every day is Human Rights Day because ………….

Challenge: Can you draw a picture that links the global goals to your writing piece like this picture.

Prompt 2 - The Global Write Peace Prize

Imagine you are a peace advocate. Being a peace advocate means you act in these ways to make your school, community, or the world a better place.

  • Care – You care and help people or things (eg nature)
  • Polite – You are polite and show good manners. 
  • Compassion – You are compassionate towards others, their feelings and emotions. 
  • Impartiality – You are impartial, showing fairness and equality.
  • Honesty – You are honest and loyal.
  • Active Listener – You listen and consider all circumstances. 

These are all part of understanding people’s human rights. 

Prompt – You have been awarded the Global Write Peace Prize and you need to write a speech to accept your award. In your speech you need to provide evidence of how you are considerate of other people’s human rights. Use the criteria to lead your speech. 

You stood up for someone’s rights and thought about others in your speech. We want to hear your story?

Watch and listen to Malala’s Global Peace Prize Speech. Seeing Malala speak will give you ideas of what you might include in your speech, 

Can you explain the meaning behind Olivia’s image this week?

Olivia would love to hear your thoughts. Send here a message on her Wakelet and I am sure she will leave you a reply.

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The UN Sustainable Goal we are supporting this week is:

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