Voices into Action

Voices into Action is a human rights, anti-racist and anti discriminatory lesson planning resource created by the human rights advocacy group Fighting Against Antisemitism Together (FAST). It is divided into six categories: Human Rights, Genocide, Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination, Immigration, Personal Action and Living Together in Today’s World. Each category is further divided into one overview and two to six chapters covering a wide array of topics, including Islamophobia, the Holocaust, Indigenous issues, Black Canadian issues and much more. The content provided by the website is compatible with Language Arts and Social Studies Curriculums across Canada and is geared towards students between Grades 9 and 12, inclusive (although it can be tailored for Grade 8 students as well). This program is intended for students from Grades 9 to 12, however, FAST also offers a similar program for late elementary/middle school students called Choose Your Voice.

 

Throughout the latter half of 2020, many of us have had to take a look at our society’s  relationships with marginalized communities. While, for many, the goal is for people of all races, ethnicities, sexual and gender identities and so forth to have a place at the table, this has historically not been the case and systemic discrimination against marginalized communities continue to this day. It is important that we equip the next generations with the necessary knowledge to end this vicious cycle and create a more accepting and inclusive society.

This program can be used in a variety of subjects, especially in Language Arts and Social Studies. It can also be adapted for various art courses. Each lesson has a list of courses for which it can be adapted, however in order to access this information, the teacher needs to sign up for a free account.

  1. Sign up for a free account on www.voicesintoaction.ca
  2. Fill in the required information
  3. Find the chapters under “Lessons”
  4. Click on the desired chapter and begin exploring!

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