The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse has prepared a series of activities for Secondary Cycle One students. The main objective of this webpage is to provide resources for teachers who wish to address the question of human rights and freedoms in connection with the Québec Education Program. The activities on this site focus on three main themes: freedom of expression, racism and homophobia. Other themes may be added, including social justice seen through the prism of hip-hop, and children’s rights.

Activities (learning situations):

Click on a theme

Freedom of expression Racism Homophobia
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Objectives for student learning

The activities:

Teaching guide

The Teaching guide for each learning situation describes the sequence of activities in detail. The teacher may follow the sequence step by step, or use it as a canvas for a more individualized approach. Each activity is designed to give teachers as much latitude as possible.

The Teaching guide is divided into three sections: preparation, implementation and integration. The Preparation section describes activities that will help students begin to think about the main topic. The Implementation section describes the stages in a project that can be undertaken with the students, in order to achieve the objectives of the learning situation in a real-life context. Last, the activities in the Integration section can be used by the teacher to review what has been achieved and check what the students have learned.

Student worksheets

Student worksheets are provided for each activity. They can be downloaded, photocopied and distributed in the classroom.


The References section of the learning situation includes definitions, and a list of written and Web-based sources. This basic information will help teachers prepare the theme of the learning situation.

Québec Education Program

This section lists the educational aims of each theme and the links with the Québec Education Program.

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