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These two worksheets and video are based on the story of Mirlanda, a young girl who survived the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. They comprise reading texts, comprehension activities and vocabulary practice. They can be used independently, or as preparation work before watching the below video, Mirlanda.
The Canadian Teachers' Federation's "Speak Truth to Power Canada, Defenders for Human Rights" is an educational resource that can serve as a catalyst to reverse apathy by igniting passion, instilling responsible citizenship values, and emphasizing that the attainment of individual rights is intrinsically tied to the attainment of collective rights. Personal stories from Canadian defenders address issues that are relevant to students today.