UGLearnGreen: December 10 is Human Rights Day
Throughout the school year, the Upper Grand District School Board shares tips and resources that help UGDSB students and staff celebrate our planet. Additional information on environmental initiatives in the UGDSB can be found on the board website.
Celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10
Human Rights Day is December 10. This day calls on everyone to stand up for human rights. Human rights start with each of us. It is important to step forward and defend the rights of someone whose voice is not being heard. http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/
There are many ways that you can celebrate the rights and responsibilities that we all share as human beings with your family and classmates, some of these include:
- Learn about how children live in other parts of the world. Find out about their schools or traditional foods and languages.
- Read the book We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures by Amnesty International.
- Read the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights. Decide if there is a cause your family wants to support, or an Ecojustice action you want to take on.
- Make a World Wishes Dove with your family. Cut feathers from recycled Have everyone in the family write their wish for the world on a feather. Cut out the body of a dove and glue all the feathers on it.
- Start a tradition of doing a family service project on Human Rights Day.Find an opportunity to volunteer in your local community and make a difference.
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