Museum offers help for teachers during pandemic (Canadian Museum for Human Rights)

Among the new educational initiatives is a free virtual lesson for high school students (modelled after a pre-existing Museum school program), where CMHR program interpreters interact with students in real time, online from their homes.

The Museum has also adapted its unique Be an Upstander online learning resource for Grades 5 to 8. In addition to the interactive web site, it now includes a new introductory video for students, filmed in the Rights Today gallery, and an adapted teacher guide with lesson plans for students learning from home.

“Teachers are looking for innovative ways to connect students with interesting educational materials,” said CMHR Education Program Manager Lise Pinkos. “Our programs are credible resources, developed with advice from teachers, that align with provincial curricula in Canada. They can help students meet expected outcomes for English Language Arts, French or Social Studies – or even be used for subjects like Art and Music.”

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