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.

Photo: CMHR, Colin Corneau

School program details

Students will learn how to be human rights upstanders by discovering the stories of people who used their personal strengths to take a stand to protect their rights and the rights of others, creating change. 

This program is designed to also support the Be an Upstander digital lesson.

Students will:

Learn to identify traits all upstanders possess and understand that each of us also possess these traits in our own unique way.

Experience exhibits and the inspiring Museum architecture as if they were at the Museum in person.

Interact with a Museum guide and ask questions to better understand how they can take action for positive change. 

Engage in discussion, critical thinking and reflection on their role in the protection of their own rights and the rights of others.