This session will include a live virtual tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, introduction to CMHR's approach to human rights education and a preview of our digital resources for the classroom.
Our free virtual field trips are available in English or French and allow students to connect directly Museum interpreters to discuss human rights concepts. Our programs cover a variety of themes from foundational human rights concepts, what it means to Be an Upstander, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and how historic violations have shaped our view of rights today.
We will also share about some of our new digital resources ready for the classroom, including an inquiry based resource called "Be an Upstander" and Witnessblanket.ca which shares the voices and stories of residential school survivors.
Graham Lowes is the Manager, Education and Program Development at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. A former classroom teacher, Graham began his work with the CMHR as the Educator in Residence in 2017, where he has contributed to a wide variety of education programs, focusing on reaching students and teachers through digital platforms.
Graham loves spending time outdoors with his young family, particularly when those adventures take them into the wilderness. He also dabbles in furniture design, has planted too many trees to count, and enjoys a good cup of coffee.