Grade 1

3 Things I Can Do – from Rights in the Sun

Writing activity – things I can do to promote human rights, resolve conflict, avoid conflict, etc. Available in English only.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Cluster 3: 1.3.5

Aliens – from Play it Fair!

Interactive activity where children are given labels and instructions, and then they have to identify a few aliens in the group. Available in English and French.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Cluster 3: 1.3.1

Children from Around the World – from Rights in the Sun

Diverse photo activity (use student photos or magazine photos) – sort to explore similarities and diversity. Available in English only.

Social Studies curriculum objects met:
Cluster 3: 1.3.1

Connecting the Local to the Global – from Classroom Activities for Children’s Rights

Activity to help demonstrate interdependence and getting along. Activity available in English only.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Cluster 3: 1.3

Cooperative Musical Chairs – from Play it Fair!

Object is for as many children as possible to find a place to sit – they have to help each other fit on the diminishing chairs and think together. Available in English and French.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Cluster 3: 1.3.3

From Saturn to Jupiter – from Play it Fair!

Based on question/instructions, students run to/identify with either ‘Saturn’ or ‘Jupiter’. Available in English and French.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Cluster 3: 1.3.1

A Journey to a New Planet: Learning about Wants, Needs, & Rights – from Classroom Activities for Children’s Rights

Card activity to distinguish between wants and needs. Activity available in English only.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Cluster 2: 1.2.6

Octopus – from Play it Fair!

‘Tag’ type game where children tagged have to work together to tag other students. Available in English and French.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Cluster 3: 1.3.3

Rights Flag Tag – from Rights in the Sun

Different coloured flags representing different rights – capture the flag activity. Available in English only.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Cluster 3: 1.3.2

The Smarties Game – from Rights in the Sun

In pairs, students rest their elbows on the table and link hands – each time their partner’s hand touches the table they win a Smartie. Students discover that if they take turns they will get a high score easily. Available in English only.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Cluster 3: 1.3.5

We All Have Rights and Responsibilities – from Children’s Rights: A teacher’s guide

Lessons to lead you through creating a class charter together.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Cluster 3: 1.3.2

What Does Your Name Mean? – from Our Rights

Discussion activity relating to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Available in English only.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Cluster 1: 1.1.1