Looking for a guest speaker or workshop facilitator for your class or student group? Our Civil Liberties in the Schools program provides free, fun and engaging workshops for elementary classes where students have an opportunity to examine questions of fairness and rights. Using stories, videos, picture books, and lots of questions, our staff deliver elementary social studies curriculum on rights and responsibilities in ways that enable students participants to consider the choices made by people who live in a democracy.
Through full-class discussion, small-group cooperative learning, and individual critical thinking strategies, students explore social justice issues and learn to ask the kinds of questions that may not have easy answers. With resources and programming developed and delivered by certified teachers, academics, and lawyers, our program supports and fulfills curriculum expectations in many subject areas including Language Arts, Media Literacy, Social Studies, and History.
CCLET believes in a value-balancing approach that allows students to examine and explore ethical dilemmas from multiple perspectives. Using principles that inform the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, CCLET provides teachers and students with a simplified framework for questioning nearly any issue of fairness.
Through picture books, animated videos and case studies, even very young children can be encouraged to critically analyze important social justice issues. What do our rights and freedoms mean, and when is it reasonable to place limits on them? Is majority rule always the best way to decide what’s fair? How can we respond when we see injustice happening in our schools, communities, or abroad?
Each year CCLET reaches over 10,000 primary to graduate level students, from a wide range of public, separate, and private educational institutions. And the demand for our programming continues to grow each year.