Human Rights Passport

Every year around December 10th I introduce my students to the concept of human rights. This is the day the United Nations created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The Declaration is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year! Children are aware of some human rights such as the right to belong or have a family, go to school, own a house or possessions, and be treated fairly. Some rights are too abstract for their age. A few years ago I created human rights matching cards to assist students in learning about human rights. This year I also put out human right passport cards. Both of these activities were adapted from the book Our World, Our Rights which was recently updated from the 1996 edition. This book is available as a PDF through the Amnesty International UK website.

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