Along with 8 other classes in Ontario, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and Georgia, we’ve been learning about the following sections of the Declaration on Children’s Rights through the Global Teenager Project:
- Article 27: The right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.
- Article 24: The right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health.
- Article 22: The right to protection and humanitarian assistance. Because a child is vulnerable en has the right to be safe.
To start off the discussion we brainstormed as a class the difference between a safe home and a not safe home:
Then, we completed a gallery walk graffiti activity where we discussed the following questions in small groups:
To examine Syrian refugee’s a little more in depth we watched this video:
And looked at articles about refugee’s coming to Saskatchewan, Canada:
We also looked at the role of the Open Door Society in Saskatoon and how they are helping refugees. Already, 150 Syrian refugees have resettled in Saskatoon!
After many classes filled with awesome discussion and questions, we were ready to start on our projects!