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Lesson Series: Human Rights Champions in Canada

By: Leah Judd

Leah Judd

Education Collaborator

Leah Judd has a passion for teaching Social Studies.  Working in Sechelt, BC, Leah has been lucky to work with students who embrace inquiry learning and created locker museum displays during the pandemic to share their curated stories with the school community.  Leah shares her enthusiasm for Social Studies as editor of Salon, an online quarterly publication from the Social Studies Educators Network of Canada @ssencressc

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn about human rights champions in Canada from the last 100 years. They will learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and draw connections between one human rights champion and the articles in the Declaration.

They will demonstrate their learning by creating a profile of one such champion, including a brief biography, the event(s) and context they were involved in, and an image. The students will come together to create a timeline of human rights activism in Canada, where each student contributes the profile they created.

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