Project Profile

Project Title:
Freedom of Expression, Freedom from Limits
Speak Truth to Power Canada, Defenders for Human Rights
School Name:
Oromocto High School
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
School District 17
Project Theme:
  • Connect [relationships]
  • Engage [active & participatory citizenship]
  • Thrive [health & wellness]
  • Lead [leadership]
Grade Level:
Subject Areas:
New Brunswick
Community Partners:
Oromocto Post-Gazette

Freedom of Expression, Freedom from Limits

Using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, specifically Article 19, we will create a display of artwork, music, writing and photos that show how my students want to be seen. They will be encouraged to express themselves in an appropriate, but honest way - letting their peers and the outside community see them as they truly wish to be seen - free from stereotypes, expectations and limits. This is a chance for my students to show the world who they really are - their own personal definition of Freedom of expression. This display would be shown on the televisions within the school and would also be shared with outside groups.

Update (October 15, 2012)

This project was a huge success. To see my students work to find a way to express themselves in an artistic way, with little dialogue. There was a sense of safety, as there was no identifying features in the artwork or video.