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Secondary Instructional Plan: Human Rights

Part Four

Concluding Activities

Quiz game in the Style of “Jeopardy”: To conclude the round of activities on human rights, an oral quiz can lead to focus upon the key issues and concepts in the study of human rights. The format is open to teacher choice with the reminder that most understanding comes from the activities of students who develop their own questions. The questions and answers provided as a starter are somewhat more difficult than those that the students would develop, and are included here as a starter. A supplementary or worthy student activity would be to deal with the question content and structure to make them parallel in form and more meaningful to the secondary student.

The questions without answers are included in the Informatics section as “Jeopardy Questions”

  1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on 10 December 1948 by this body.
    1. What is:- the General Assembly of the UN.
  2. Following this act, the UN called upon these “to cause it (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights)to be disseminated, displayed, read, and expounded
    1. What are: - the member countries.
  3. Article 1of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all human beings are born free and equal in these two respects.
    1. What are: - dignity and rights.
  4. Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to these three things.
    1. What are:- life, liberty, and security of person.
  5. This organization fights to defend human rights worldwide and is especially known for defending Article 5.
    1. What is - Amnesty International.
  6. The Nuremberg Tribunal following World War II illustrate Article 10 at work, even though the trials occurred before the Declaration of Human Rights was adopted.
    1. What is - everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing.
  7. Reporters and commentators on Canadian television and radio may offer their views without political, legal, or criminal repercussions. A fundamental Canadian freedom is being respected.
    1. What is:- freedom of thought, belief, opinion, expression ; including freedom of the press.
  8. Legislation in several countries in response to the terror actions of 11 Sept 2001 violate Article 9.of the UNDHR
    1. What is: No one shall be subject to arbitrary arrest or detention.
  9. Peaceful protesters were pepper sprayed and disrupted by RCMP during an Asia Pacific Economic Conference in Vancouver in November 1997. This Canadian freedom was disregarded.
    1. What is: freedom of peaceful assembly, of association, right to be secure from unreasonable search or seizure.
  10. It is not until 24 May 1918 that Canadian women had access to this right as stated in Article 21 of the UNUDHR, even though various provinces did not put it into effect until much later.
    1. What is: the right to participate in the government of one’s country.
  11. The Canadian welfare system respects this right from the UDHR (#25).
    1. What is: everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself (and of his family).
  12. Organizations such as the National Council of Women of Canada have long campaigned for women’s rights, among them is this one found in Article 23 of UDHR.
    1. What is: Everyone (without any discrimination) has the right to equal pay for equal work.
  13. Canada allows the immigration of political refugees and respects this right as stated in Article 14 of the UDHR.
    1. What is: The right to seek (and enjoy) asylum from persecution.
  14. Developed societies are able to choose this right more easily than developing or subsistence societies.
    1. What is: Everyone has the right to rest and leisure?
  15. This article 25 UDHR right is relates to programs such as maternity leave and family bonuses.
    1. What is: Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance?
  16. Canadian parents may choose home schooling as an option for their children. Article 26 of the UDHR supports this.
    1. What is: parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children?
  17. Some countries provide free University, College and Trade School education in addition to basic public education.
    1. What is: everyone has the right to a free education.
  18. Compulsory Christian prayers have ended in many public schools in support of the freedoms stated in Article 18 of the UDHR.
    1. What is: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.
  19. Democratic political systems are supported by this UDHR statement.
    1. What is: The will of the people shall be the basis (of the authority) of government?
  20. The Canadian legal system is based on this human right given in article 21 of the UDHR.
    1. What is: The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty?
  21. Celebrities pursued by paparazzi and fans may claim, they are being deprived of this right.
    1. What is: - o one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy.
  22. People of the former Eastern European block were forbidden to travel or to emigrate. This UDHR right was denied.
    1. What is: -everyone has the right to leave any country, including his/her own.
  23. UDHR right 16 may not help to decide this current issue of family structure.
    1. What is - same sex marriage.
  24. Marriage may not be limited in these three characteristics of the participants according to UDHR #16.
    1. What are:- race, nationality, or the region in which one resides.
  25. Sweatshop labour happens when workers are forced to work long hours with poor compensation and working conditions. This UDHR right is contravened.
    1. What is: - everyone has the right to just and favourable conditions of work?
  26. Societies with polygamy or polyandry may often violate this UDHR provision.
    1. What is:- marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
  27. Discrimination on the basis of several characteristics is disallowed by the UDHR.
    1. What are - race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status.

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