Skills in society

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In 4-6 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

FAMILY

  • Family has a huge impact on our wellbeing, especially when we are at a young age 
  • Having a close relationship with your parents and the fact that they are interested in your personal life and overall wellbeing are factors that protect you later on in life 
  • Typically we think that a family is a set of parents and their children
    • Family can also be a one-person household or a household that has many different generations living together
  • The definition of a family depends on who you ask 
    • Check out this video by AIFStv and learn different ways to define your family 
  • Families can be defined to:
    • Nuclear families
    • Stepfamilies
    • Single-parent families
    • Adoptive families
    • Same sex families

What family types we have?

By Wallace Fernando 



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In 4-6 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

Read and understand the words below. Look up all the words in a dictionary or somewhere else and write what they mean. 

Democracy
Dictatorship
Monarchy
Republic
Parliament
Government
Party / Political party
Alliance
Policy
Opposition
Liberal
Conservative
Opinion

Some interesting videos:

Thanks to Crash Course and Now This World



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In 4-6 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

An informative video about taxes, based on USAs tax system

Thanks to Crash Course



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In 4-6 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

What are the universal human rights? 

Thanks to TEDed



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In 4-6 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

Watch the movies and write down the 5 most important things that you would like to do to help erase poverty from the a family, small society and a country. Also write how you would like to do these changes.

Thanks to Happy learning, UNICEFmena, UNICEF



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In 7-9 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

  • Convention on the Rights of a Child is made by the United Nations and it includes all the children under the age of 18
  • The Convention has 54 articles that explain the rights of the children 
  • The Convention has four basic principles: 
    • No discrimination 
    • Paying attention for the benefit of the children
    • The right to live and to evolve 
    • Respecting the views of a child 
  • The Convention on the Rights of a Child is the most ratified human rights treaty
    • It was ratified in 1989

FIVE PARTS ON THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGTHS OF A CHILD:

Article 1:

  • For the purposes of the present Convention, a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.

Article 3:

  1. In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be primary consideration.
  2. States Parties undertake to ensure the child such protection and care as is necessary for his or her well-being, taking into account the rights and duties of his or her parents, legal guardians, or other individuals legally responsible for him or her, and to this end shall take all appropriate legislative and administrative measures.
  3. States Parties shall ensure that the institutions, services and facilities responsible for the care or protection of children shall conform with the standards established by competent authorities, particularly in the areas of safety, health, in the number and suitability of their staff, as well as competent supervision.

Article 6:

  1. States Parties recognize that every child has the inherent right to life 
  2. States Parties shall ensure to the maximum extent possible the survival and development of the child 

Article 33:

  • States Parties shall take all appropriate measures, including legislative, administrative, social and educational measures, to protect children from the illicit use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances as defined in the relevant international treaties, and to prevent the use of children in the illicit production and trafficking of such substances. 

Article 39:

  • States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to promote physical and psychological recovery and social reintegration of a child victim of: any form of neglect, exploitation, or abuse; torture or any other form of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; or armed conflicts. Such recovery and reintegration shall take place in an environment which fosters the health, self-respect and dignity of the child. 

Watch this video by acyoNSW and learn more about your rights as a child! 



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In 7-9 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Social media has become a big part of our everyday life 
    • It can be either beneficial or harmful, depending on how you use it
  • Social media creates opportunities to:
    • Keep in touch with friends and family
    • Network and find different career opportunities 
    • Connect with people around the world who has the same interests
    • Share your own thoughts and feelings about life 

REMEMBER THESE WHEN USING SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • Everything that you post will stay on the internet forever even though you might delete it by yourself
    • Always think twice before posting a picture or an opinion on some matter because it might end up somewhere else than where you initially posted it
  • Take time to go thru and read the terms of agreement so that you know what you are signing up for
  • Respect other people's privacy and don't post any pictures without their consent 
  • Use privacy settings and only accept contacts that you know 
  • It is against the law to hack, steal or illegally download other people's pictures or property online
  • One of the most important rules on social media is to take responsibility on your own actions and words
    • Online bullying is a real issue that can harm other people and even lead to a police investigation 

Watch this video by watchwellcast and take notes on how to use social media/the internet safely! 



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In 10-12 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

HOW TO SEARCH INFORMATION

  • Define your topic and consider it from many different aspects
  • Try to consider the main keywords and central concept of your idea 
  • Learn how to use different search services 
  • Combine your keywords by commands AND, OR & NOT and use capital letters when doing this

EVALUATE AND BE CRITICAL: 

  • An essential part of any research is to critically evaluate the information that is found
  • Focus on these things when searching information: 
    • Relevance; Is this site relevant for my needs?
    • Accuracy; When was the information on the site updated, where can I check the accuracy?
    • Perspective; Is this only one side of the issue or are there multiple perspectives provided?
    • Reliability; Who created this information, what is his/her expertise?

HOW TO PROCESS INFORMATION FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES:

  • Decide what sources you want to use: 
    • Primary sources:
      • Original materials that provide direct information on the subject
      • Contemporary sources that were created when the event happened (newspaper articles)
      • Primary sources may be published or unpublished 
    • Secondary sources:
      • Interpret and discuss the evidence provided by the primary sources
      • Secondary sources are usually second-hand knowledge or observation
    • Tertiary sources:
      • Books or articles that summarize the information from primary and secondary sources
      • Provides background knowledge on the topic
  • It is important to evaluate, compare and combine information from different sources so that the sources are suitable for your own work and the topic that you have chosen 
  • REMEMBER TO MARK THE REFERENCES! 

Five tips on how to improve your critical thinking by TED-Ed 



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In 10-12 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

DEMOCRACY

  • Meaning of the word is literally "rule by the people" and it comes from Greek language
  • Democracy is a form of government in which supreme power is vested in the people and they can exercise it both directly and indirectly
    • DIRECT DEMOCRACY:
      • Pure democracy
      • The public participates in government directly, there is no intermediary in the decisions 
    • INDIRECT DEMOCRACY:
      • Democracy thru representatives
      • Developed during the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment
      • Nearly all modern Western-style democracies function as some type of representative democracy
      • The power of the representatives is usually curtailed by the constitution or other measures

DEMOCRACY HAS COME TO IMPLY:

  • Universal suffrage 
  • Competition for office 
  • Freedom of speech and the press
  • The rule of law 

After reading watch this video by Knowledgia and learn more about democracy



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