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Rights & responsibilities

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Overall Objective
Students will a) become familiar with the concepts of rights, privileges and responsibilities and b) recognize how these concepts are related to their own lives.

Grade Level
Ages 9 to 12

Content Areas
Language Arts
Citizenship and Community Life
Health and Well-Being
Visual Arts
Dramatic Arts

Films used in this Unit
An Artist (5 min 15 s)
Overdose (5 min 25 s)
The Boy and the Snow Goose (10 min 32 s)
Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room! (6 min 56 s)

Materials
Response journals, white paper, art materials, chart paper (at least 8 sheets), markers, overhead projector, 2 transparency sheets, transparency marker, Children's Rights and Responsibilities leaflet (1 copy per student).

Summary
Students will learn about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. By exploring the concepts of rights, responsibilities and privileges, students will become more aware of the choices they make. Students will keep a response journal, take an oath of personal responsibility, and participate in a tableau vivant, or frozen tableau.

 

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Film title: Overdose

Directed by: Cloutier, Claude

Year: 1994

Length: 05 min 25 s