TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: We were so pleased to get the following message from Jill Smith about how her class at Balboa High School felt as a result of learning about human rights.
I wanted to share something wonderful with you! As you know, I was eager to teach about human rights this year in a way that left students empowered and not depressed. I was able to get some student feedback using the sentence frame:
Learning about human rights in this class made me feel ____________ because ___________________.
Here are the responses I got, grouped by theme…
….great because knowing our rights is important and I love the stories about UDHR.
….good because I can learn how the human rights can help me.
….better becauseI was able to learn more about my rights.
….good because I learned rights that I didn’t know apply to the whole world.
….happy because we have the right to know our rights
….good because I learned more about them.
….safe because in my country we never learned about the UDHR before.
….safe because I understand my rights.
….more safe because if someone does something to me I know I have these rights.
….safe because I can use that to protect myself
….safer because I can walk on the street knowing I’m safe.
….proud because I know about it.
….grateful because others in the world don’t have them.
….powerful because human rights really matter to us.
….excited because I know more about what rights we should have.
….educated because before I didn’t know much about the UDHR
….knowledgable because I didn’t know about it before
….informed because I didn’t really know much about it.
….satisfied because we get to do many valuable things to help society
(and my personal favorite!)
….visible because now know who I am and what I deserve.
Balboa High School