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Human Right Number Seventeen

The Right to Your Own Things

Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.

Discussion Topics

Presentation of the students interviews from previous week: Marriage and Family


Almost everyone has experienced a violation of the Right to Your Own Things. Discuss times they have had this happen to them or seen it happen to another. (Can you think of an example of that? Have you ever observed that?)


Ask each student what their favorite thing they own is. 


Discuss how sharing or getting rid of things can be a part of this right, if they are the ones who decide to share their own item.


Some people don’t own their own things for various reasons, foster children, poor children, etc. Start a toy or clothing drive in the club. Have them see what at home they would be willing to donate, what their family or friends can donate. Create posters promoting the drive to be placed around the school. Can even create clothing or toy drop boxes at the school for other kids to bring things in.


As the teacher you will be taking the items to your chosen donation center after the next club meeting. 

Important Note

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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