The United Nations’ (UN) Human Rights Day, on December 10, marks the anniversary of the presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
What do people do?
Events focused on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are held worldwide on and around December 10.
Many events aim to educate people, especially children and teenagers, on their human rights and the importance of upholding these in their own communities and further afield.
The day may also include protests to alert people of circumstances in parts of the world where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is not recognised or respected, or where these rights are not considered to be important.
Cultural events are also organised to celebrate the importance of human rights through music, dance, drama or fine art.
This is an opportunity to engage students in their learning in a very real way through the use of English. We set the students the task, and expect great things of them.
If you think it’s not possible, watch this video of how a 4th grade teacher uses his World Peace Game to develop learning and completely engage his students: www.tinyurl.com/peacegame.
See how John Hunter uses 4 “i”s to interact, interest, involve and inspire kids.
You can watch his TED.com talk here: www.tinyurl.com/ted-worldpeace.