Canada & Conflict: A Humanitarian Perspective: Designed by and for high school teachers, this educational toolkit was developed to inform and empower youth to take action toward alleviating human suffering. Using Canadian examples, the revised 2016 edition is a complete toolkit comprised of 6 modules that touch on issues of International Humanitarian Law such as war crimes, refugees, neglected crises, gender inequality, humanitarian principles, mechanisms for justice and youth engagement. Canada & Conflict is directly complementary to academic subjects such as civics, social studies, history, geography, law, language arts and the humanities and is available in both English and French.
- keep a reflective journal throughout the unit
- explore the state of the world and their perceptions thorough anticipation and music activities
- explore the wealth disparity in the world by participating in a classroom simulation o examine human rights
Psychology is incorporated into the curriculum addressing the question of Canada’s role in assisting the needs of world citizens.
Concepts like debt relief and local activism are explored through letter writing and research activities.
Grade 8 geography skills and numerous writing opportunities are incorporated into the unit.
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