Activity Introduction

Patchwork quilts are often used to tell stories. For example, sometimes fabric has come from a piece of treasured clothing, and sometimes squares are added with a special message from a friend or family member. Even though each patch is different, they come together to make a quilt of warmth and protection. In this task, you will create a drawing of a patchwork quilt of dignity, telling the story of how everyone has the right to be treated with dignity, regardless of the choices they have made.

This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.

Ideal for: Middle to Upper Primary Ages 7 – 12

Themes:

  • be creative 
  • think and connect 

Time required: 30 minutes 

Curriculum connections: Mathematics, Visual Art, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding

Tips for Parents and Carers

Dignity is the belief that our basic humanity is shared with every other person on this planet. Before completing this task you might like to read the Dignity Definition factsheet from Global Dignity.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

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Learning@Home from Cool Australia

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Student Worksheet

A Patchwork Of Dignity - Activity Instructions

Patchwork quilts are often used to tell stories. For example, sometimes fabric has come from a piece of treasured clothing, and sometimes squares are added with a special message from a friend or family member. Even though each patch is different, they come together to make a quilt of warmth and protection. In this task, you will create a drawing of a patchwork quilt of dignity, telling the story of how everyone has the right to be treated with dignity, regardless of the choices they have made.

Who Should Be Treated With Dignity?

Step 1. Read these statements:

I have dignity

My best friend has dignity

My parents have dignity

A person who has done something mean to me has dignity

Movie stars have dignity

Refugees have dignity

A person who has been mean to my family has dignity

Everyone in the world has dignity

Step 2. Read the Dignity Definition factsheet and, using what you learn

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