Virtual field trip: Journey to Human Rights (5 - 8) (Grades 5 - 8)

Program length: 45-60 minutes

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Photo: CMHR, Colin Corneau

School program details

Learn about Canada’s ongoing human rights journey by engaging with Indigenous concepts of human rights and discovering how people have used and continue to use their voices and effective action to claim their rights. Our guides will take your students on an age-appropriate and inspiring journey while helping them to see how these stories continue to be relevant and ongoing in Canada today. We’ll help your students walk away with a greater understanding of human rights and how the impacts of colonialism and racism continue to affect life in Canada.

Students will:

  • Learn that human rights protections in Canada were fought for and won through the effective actions and voices of many groups and individuals.
  • Experience exhibits and the inspiring Museum architecture as if they were at the Museum in person.
  • Interact with a Museum guide and their classmates to deepen their understanding of equality and human rights.
  • Engage in discussion, critical thinking and reflection on how colonialism and racism have ongoing impacts on the rights of people living in Canada today.