Virtual field trip: Be an Upstander (Grades 5 to 8)

Program length: 45 minutes

A woman holds a bar with a mobile phone attached to it, and uses the screen to look at something off camera in a Museum gallery. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Colin Corneau

School program details

We all have the ability to be an upstander for human rights.

Students will be inspired by stories of upstanders. As they explore the Museum, students will learn about the traits of an upstander, that upstanders recognize injustice, know their strengths, gifts and abilities, and use them to create change. Students will see how they can also be upstanders for human rights.

Program messages: 

  • Upstanders recognize injustices. 
  • Upstanders have unique strengths, gifts and abilities. 
  • Upstanders use their strengths, gifts and abilities to create change.

Continue the learning in your classroom with the interactive Be an Upstander website and complementary teacher guide.

Be an Upstander

Our new interactive classroom resource takes students from knowing about human rights to knowing how to take action.