Human Right Number Eight
Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law
We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.
Discuss what actions can be taken to ensure Human Rights are Protected By Law.
As the teacher, do some research on unusual, outdated laws that are still in effect. Write these on cards. Have blank cards as well. Have each child make up their own silly law and collect them all. Then read out the laws one by one and have the kids try and guess if the law is real or made up!
Follow the game up with a discussion on why it’s important to make sure the Human Rights are protected by law.
Examples of unusual laws:
In France it is illegal for an individual to name their pig Napoleon out of respect for Napoleon Bonaparte.
In the Netherlands it is illegal to impersonate a blind person after dark.
In Mexico bicycle riders may not life either foot from the pedals, as it might result in a loss of control.
In Denmark one may not be charged for food at an inn unless that person, by his or her own opinion is ‘full’.
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?