Building Bridges: Human Rights Activity

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Enjoy an arts and crafts project that is perfect for Universal Human Rights Month (December) and Human Rights Day (December 10). Students will talk about how building bridges helps human relationships.

This worksheet includes several FutureFit Extension Activities that highlight 21st Century skills like critical thinking, service mentality, and creativity. These FutureFit Extension Activities are designed to reinforce the concepts included in the worksheet activity while integrating real-world skills. They can be used as in-class independent practice or group activities, or assigned for take-home or independent work.

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FutureFit Extension Activities


10-15 minutes, computers/tablets and internet:
As a class, participate in an international pen-pal exchange through the School and Classroom Program. Allow students to make an international pen-friend.

Get Real

10-15 minutes
Materials needed:
Old magazines (optional) or drawing paper, scissors and glue

Divide students into groups of 2-3. Give students a few old magazines and 2 sheets of paper. Students should label one paper “want” and the other paper “need.” As a group, cut and paste photos of things children want or need and glue them onto their respective papers. (Alternatively, students can draw pictures of wants and needs). Discuss with students that humans have rights to have their needs fulfilled, and it is our government’s job to protect those needs. Ask students if it was challenging to decide if something was a want or a need. Ask students what our responsibilities are as global citizens to help those in need.

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Celebrating Diversity with Art: October-December (3-6)
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Browse a printable teacher resource book of activities that focuses on the diversity of American culture. Students can gain insight into life in America through the special celebrations that occur in October, November, and December.
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