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Human Right Number Five

No Torture

Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.

Discussion Topics

Define torture with the students: purposely causing extreme pain to someone, usually for punishment, persuasion or discrimination. Example: That movie had a horrible scene with torture that made me close my eyes.


Discuss the difference between mental torture and physical torture. 


Cover the concept of bullying being a modern day form of torture. 


What does it mean to take care of the people in your life? How can you take care of the people you know?


How can you take care of people you don’t know? (Other students, new students, etc.)


Assign the kids to find at least five ways to help younger students between now and 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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