In my experience with teaching the Charter, a great way to connect the priorities of fifteen-year-olds with the values of this significant document is by thinking like a teen.
By engaging critically with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, newcomer students develop more than just a broader vocabulary or sharper analysis skills.
The setup almost sounds like a joke: Three politicians walk into a hotel kitchen one evening, and walk out with a deal to make Canada a truly independent nation.
Given the United Nations mandate to maintain international peace and security, the question of the relevance of peacekeeping missions seems ironic.
Many of us likely take basic universal human rights for granted. Yet in a legal sense, human rights have existed for less than 75 years.