Human Right Number Twenty-Five
Food and Shelter for All
We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.
Let’s say you come from a rich family, can go to college any job you want but you decide you don’t want a job and that you are just going to beg for money. Is that different than someone that goes through a bad period in their life with no family or support system to help them so end up homeless? Do both groups of people deserve the same help?
What does it really mean to guarantee Food and Shelter for All?
What about people who live in countries with no power grid, no clean water. What are ways that people in the US can help with this?
Start a food drive in the club. Have them see what at home they would be willing to donate, what their family or friends can donate. (Canned/boxed goods are usually best.) Create posters promoting the drive to be placed around the school. Can even create donation 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.
High Schoolers - Can find a soup kitchen around the area and pick a day to volunteer.
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?