Grade 8

Looking Through the Lenses – from UNICEF

This activity comes with three parts.  The first introduces the concepts of how perceptions can be distorted, and how stereotypes work.  The second explores how people can form inaccurate perceptions of the world around them, particularly if they rely entirely on the mass media for information.  And the third looks at how personal experiences affect the way people perceive the world, and the effects of perceptions on self-image and images of others.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Themes A, B, C: Attitudes
Theme B: Major Understandings, Essential Knowledge
Theme C: Related Questions, Major Understandings, Essential Knowledge

Making Rights a Reality – Reference

Pack designed for human rights educators working with youth from the ages of 14-18 years. Includes detailed instructions on running a workshop on violence against women.  Available in English and French.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Theme A, B, C: Major Understandings
Theme C: Issues for Inquiry

Our Rights – Reference

Cards, activities and suggested discussion questions to describing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Available in English only.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Theme A, B, C: Related Questions

Tug of Rights – from Rights in the Sun

Introduces the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – asks them why rights are important and how different rights are interconnected. Available in English only.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Theme A, B, C: Related Questions

Where Does it Come From? –  from Classroom Activities for Children’s Rights

Map activity where students identify where their foods, clothes, shoes, toys, etc. come from in the world – goal is to heighten students’ awareness of the links between their community and the wider world. Available in English only.
Associated subjects: Social Studies, Geography, Language Arts, History, Math.

Social Studies curriculum objectives met:
Theme C: Central Questions, Major Understandings, Essential Knowledge, Attitudes