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Friday, April 20, 2012

Rights & Responsibilities

In Social Studies we are learning about the challenges in human rights.  In a country like Canada, many of us take our rights and freedoms for granted. In this unit we will focus on human rights in Canada and around the world.  We'll see how the United Nations has defined rights it believes all people in the world should have.  We'll also explore some human rights issues in the world today and the responsibilities we have to try and resolve these issues. 

We started this unit by exploring rights and responsibilities at our school:

Our rights at school include:
  • The right to feel safe
  • The right to good quality teachers and education
  • The right to have supplies necessary to learn
  • The right to be inlcuded regardless of ability
  • The right to express ourselves without fear of criticism

Our responsibilities at school include:
  •  The reponsibility to