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Our Relationships Fiesta

 

For this activity, it is best if you ask an adult to work with you  up to the task, as you'll need someone to discuss the issues raised with you.


Please teach me to…

  • understand how my needs and rights are shared by children around the world and to identify how our lives may be different
  • empathise with children whose lives are different to mine and appreciate what I may learn from them

 

Read through the cards.  Some of them are things we need and really couldn’t live without, and some are things we want because they make life pleasant or comfortable but they are not essential. Take a minute or two to decide which cards are needs and which are wants. Many of these are of course matters of opinion and you may have different views from an adult in your household. However, all those in the left hand column on the master sheet are counted as rights in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Look at the photos, can you match which quote belongs with which photo?

 

1) I have to fetch water from the well twice a day - before and after school.  It can sometimes take me up to an hour since it is 2 km away and I often have to wait my turn at the well.  Even though I wake up really early, I am still often late for class.  After school, I find it difficult to find the time to do my homework and play with my friends since, I have to fetch more water and do other household chores to help my parents.

2) My parents were not able to go to school since they were very poor and had to help out on the farm.  They want me to go to school to get a good education, but most of the time they are unable to afford the school fees and necessary school supplies.  Also, if I help them work, we are less likely to go without food. They are considering making my sister and I quit school so we can help out around the house while our brothers go to school.  They think it isn’t as important for girls to get an education. 3) My dad lost his job and we have been struggling to pay the bills.  They turned off our gas, since we couldn’t pay and we’ve been having a tough time this winter.  Even if we cuddle up with all of our blankets, it’s still really cold.  Sometimes when its really cold, we all go over to my aunt’s house and sleep in the living room so that we can spend the night without freezing. 4) My birth mother was unable to take care of me so I was taken into foster care.  Some of the families I have lived with have been OK, but others have not been so nice.  Some haven’t cared what I said or thought and didn’t treat me so well.  Luckily for me, I am currently living with a family that is really nice and supportive.  They are even talking about adopting me.  I really hope they do, because it is really difficult to move around so much and not have a place to call home. I would really like a forever family because then I would feel loved. 

With an adult discuss these questions:

Do all children have their basic needs provided for? What are the similarities and differences between your life and the lives of these children?  What rights to you think all children should have?  


 Tell me or show me

 

What are the rights that the United Nations says all children should have? Why are these rights important in everybody’s life? Do you enjoy all these rights in your life? Do all children in this country?
 

The United Nations is an organisation in which the countries of the world try to agree on what needs to be done to make the world a fairer and safer place for everyone. They have produced a ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’ - a list of the basic needs that should be met for all children everywhere in the world. 

Task:

Choose one of the rights and prepare a poster for your right.  Your poster should show what your right means and why it is important.  Can we say which is the most important of these rights? Are there things you can appreciate in your life when you compare yourself with other children?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What are the rights that the United Nations says all children should have? Why are these rights important in everybody’s life? Do you enjoy all these rights in your life? Do all children in this country?
Let me learn Leaving the list of rights showing on the board, form the children into 6 working groups.  Allocate one of the rights to each group: their task is to prepare a poster for their right.  Their poster should show what their right means and why it is important. When they finish invite the children to circulate and look at each other’s posters, or present them if there is time.
Help me reflect Slide 6: Share the learning intentions from today’s Piece (lesson) and ask the children to assess their learning using the My Jigsaw Journey resource.
Can we say which is the most important of these rights? Are there things you can appreciate in your life when you compare yourself with other children?
Notes Certificates For next lesson you will need a personalised Relationships certificate for each child. 

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