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Catherine Slabber

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Children's Rights Hot air balloon

Follow the teacher's instructions and fill the numbers in the columns as instructed. (Teacher Notes Included)

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Social Studies, Social Emotional Learning
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Instructions 1. Students brainstorm things they need or enjoy having in their lives. Write their responses on the board or chart paper. 2. Explain that a right is something every person is entitled to for survival and a good life. 3. Students close their eyes and imagine they’re alone in a hot-air balloon floating high above the ground. 4. Suddenly the balloon begins to sink. To stop descending they must throw one right overboard. Without discussion, select one item from the list they are willing to give up. Instruct them to write number 1 in the “Me” column beside their choice. 5. Close eyes again. they can continue imagining their journey now that the balloon is safe. 6. The balloon begins to sink again. Select one item from the list they are willing to give up and write number 2 in the “Me” column beside their choice. 7. Continue until all rights have been thrown out. 8. Then discuss as a class and agree on a new ordering of the rights and record this in the “Us” column.