In our Unit of Inquiry, for unit 5, we studied about child rights.
I learned that many rights of children are being violated. Children don’t get education, do child labour, don’t get enough food or clean water, they don’t get shelter, etc. . .
As a class, we learned about Malala (who let girls in Pakistan get education), Ruby Bridges (who let both whites and blacks go to the same school), The newspaper boys (The homeless boys who sold newspapers and went on strike), and more . . .
My project that I was assigned was that I had to become a kid or an adult who fights or has no child rights.(either made up or real) We had to memorize all the information because we were only allowed to use picture cards.On the deadline we had a living museum and I was Iqbal Masih, a Christian Pakistani boy who did child labour at the age of four. To find out more about him, go to Wikipedia.
Here were our steps:
- Pick a kid/adult or make one
- Memorize the information
- Pick 4-5 pictures that describe the story to put on a 3×5 index card
- print and cut the pictures
- Then glue them
- Create a video of what you will say, before the deadline and send it to your teacher
- On the daty Living Museum, dress up as that character
- Present to teachers students and parents
- HAVE FUN! 🙂