Thirsty, Thursday

English 20:
Please remember that I will be expecting you to find your THEME song to eventually place on your WordPress. (You can put this in the resume portion or in an About Me page.)
You will be responsible to write a small paragraph on how and why you relate to it.

I am still waiting on one Poetry Analysis.
Please hand this in as soon as possible BECAUSE I would like to return everyones by early next week.

We will TOGETHER go through the History of the Hutterite faith/culture today. Miss Mann will start:

Mini History of Hutterite


Then we will go through each of your mini presentations.
Once this is complete we will begin reading the PROLOGUE.
You will need the following STUDENT BOOKLET
(I will also give you a paper copy so you can answer chapter questions in a manner you prefer.)

Social Studies 20:
Please remember that your ‘I HAVE A DREAM’ speech is due in its recorded version on Monday morning.

Today, (We meant to do this a few days ago.)
Together we will read through the following questions to refresh.

What is the first human rights declaration adopted by the United Nations?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a landmark document.

When was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted?
10 December 1948.

Where was the Universal Declaration adopted?
At the Palais de Chaillot, in Paris, France.

Who were the key contributors to the drafting of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
Eleanor Roosevelt (United States of America), René Cassin (France), Charles Malik (Lebanon), Peng Chun Chang (China), Hernan Santa Cruz (Chile), Alexandre Bogomolov/Alexei Pavlov, (Soviet Union), Lord Dukeston/Geoffrey Wilson (United Kingdom) William Hodgson (Australia), and John Humphrey (Canada).

How many articles does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights contain?

When is Human Rights Day observed?
10 December each year.

What is the International Bill of Human Rights?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, together with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

How many countries are members of the Commission on Human Rights?
53 countries, representing all regions of the world.

Where does the United Nations Commission on Human Rights meet and for how long?
In Geneva for six weeks each year.

How many women have chaired the annual sessions of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights since its first meeting in 1947? Who are they?
Three. Eleanor Roosevelt (USA), Princess Ashraf Pahlavi (Iran) and Purificación Quisumbing (Philippines).

Which human rights bodies can hear individual complaints of human rights violations?
The Human Rights Committee that monitors the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and the Committee on Torture.

How many human rights treaty bodies are there?
Six treaty bodies. Each treaty body monitors how countries implement a specific human rights treaty.

What are the six international human rights treaties monitored by the treaty bodies?
The Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; the Convention on the Rights of the Child; the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women; the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

Which mechanisms were devised by the United Nations to monitor human rights
Conventional mechanisms (treaty bodies to monitor compliance of States parties to Conventions) and extra-conventional mechanisms (Special Rapporteurs, working groups and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General).

What are special rapporteurs and what do they do?
Special rapporteurs are experts appointed by the Commission on Human Rights. They examine, monitor and publicly report on human rights situations and compliance of States with the various international human rights instruments.

To whom does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights apply?
To each individual, regardless of gender, race, religion or cultural background.

Why is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights important to you?
Because it protects and promotes your individual rights.

Individual vs. Collective

Which one are you?
1. Youth across the world feel that they should be allowed to vote in elections and referendum. The legal voting age in Canada, for instance, is 18. However, astute and politically aware teenagers below the voting age feel that they should be allowed to participate in these elections. And indeed, they hold a strong argument, in that as individuals who care deeply about the state of their country, it would be right for them to be able to voice their opinions in elections. However, if the legal voting age were lowered, everyone that is above that age would be allowed to vote, including youth who may lack the maturity to vote properly. People who oppose lowering the legal age to vote feel that the influx of less than purposeful ballots could actually harm a society. Where do you stand on this issue? Do you feel that the legal voting age should be lowered?

A. Definitely. The risks involved in lowering the voting age are not as important as allowing keen and politically aware young individuals to participate in elections

B. Perhaps. While there may be some negative ramifications, lowering the voting age would ultimately be beneficial to society

We are given all these rights in Canada and most/many/all are protected.
How much do we really know about where we live?
Click to the link HERE:
You will put in the province where you LIVE.
Select the 100 questions options.
Answer all the questions and submit your scores.
When you have completed your score: Tell Miss Mann and show her.
Then- review your answers.
What did you know right away?
What didn’t you know?
We have such protection of human rights in Canada…
But- how much do you really know about our wonderful country.
-you will see many of these questions appear on unit and final exam tests

ð I can define human rights. 1.1ð I can explain how and why human rights are ‘universal’. 1.2

ð I can make a timeline to explain the evolution of human rights. 1.3

ð I can explain what rights people have regardless to their contribution to society. 1.4

ð I can explain where and how conflicts arise in the upholding of human rights. 1.5

ð I can identify 10 human rights that all individuals ‘should’ have. 1.6

ð I can explain well being. 1.7 (412)

ð I can define who has the responsibility to uphold human rights. 1.8ð I can explain how and why some people are not given their human rights. 1.9

ð I can explain how morality applies to human rights.

ð I can explain what is meant by a ‘life of dignity.’ 1.10

IN addition:
-I can explain who Martin Luther King Jr. is. 1.51

-I can explain the impact Martin Luther King had on North America. 1.52

-I can define emancipation. 1.53

-I can explain the general role of the Bill of Rights. 1.54

-I can explain what an amendment is and how changes allowed Blacks, the right to vote. 1.55

-I can summarize Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream”. 1.56

NOTE: Be sure to study your notes over the last two weeks for your upcoming Human Rights Test. It will occur in the following two weeks.

Media Studies 20:
-Photography contracts
Key Concepts of Mass Media Activity (click HERE)
We will focus on the
1) FORMS of Mass Media
2) ROLES of Mass Media

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