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The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

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Human Rights

"Human rights refer to the "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled."[1] Examples of rights and freedoms which have come to be commonly thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life and liberty, freedom of expression, and equality before the law; and economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to participate in culture, the right to food, the right to work, and the right to education." Source:

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." Source: Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on December 10, 1948. The Declaration is now over 60 years old. udhrpage.jpg

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

"The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be a powerful symbol of Canada's unwavering commitment to recognizing, promoting, and celebrating human rights.

Projected to open in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 2012, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is perhaps the most transformational project before our nation today. As the largest centre of its kind anywhere, it has the potential to be one of Canada’s most significant contributions to promoting human rights here and around the world.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will examine world events and encourage action and vigilance around the globe. Yet it will be grounded in the Canadian experience – from our social history to Aboriginal concepts of peace and justice and the enshrinement of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms into our Constitution.

Most importantly, it will build a new generation of informed and impassioned human rights champions though a funded one-of-a-kind human rights program and experience for tens of thousands of students across Canada." Source: Canadian Museum for Human Rights <>.

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