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Be an Upstander

Middle Years (Grades 5-8)

90 minutes

This program presents human rights defenders and includes an interactive game to inspire students to take a stand for their rights and for the rights of others.

Students learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with particular attention to the role of Canadian John Humphrey. 

Students experience exhibits that look at the personal life journeys of Canadian and international human rights defenders, and how they became upstanders for human rights. 

Students participate in a digital interactive game that shows how every action counts. Students are presented with scenarios and make choices on issues. In doing this, they explore how they can have a direct role in creating a society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  

Students discuss how human rights affect us all and how each one of us can make a difference.

Students celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary as they focus on the Canada 150 themes of diversity and inclusion, and youth.