Human Right Number Sixteen
Marriage and Family
Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.
Discuss what family means to each person. Go over how they can create a feeling of being with family in any environment they go into by being kind to others.
Assign each student a person to interview that has been married for some time. Explain they will need to get an in-depth understanding of this persons experience. Have them write five to ten questions they will ask in the interview. The students who complete this can present what they learned to the club members in the next meeting.
Question examples, How long have you been married? What is your best piece of advice about caring for another person? How do you celebrate your spouse? What is your favorite thing about being married?
Tell everyone to find an opportunity to be nice to someone. (Bonus if they’re nice to a stranger!) Have them think about how they feel being nice to another when it wasn’t asked for and discuss in the next meeting.
Resist the temptation to play all 30 human rights videos at this point. Save those for each meeting that follows. Carry out the activities and let your students’ own visions of the 30 human rights materialize as the lessons unfold, one at a time.
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How did your meeting/activities go for this human right?