Civics For Kids: The Right to Peaceful Protest

Blog Post created by teachontarioteam on Apr 21, 2015

civics_4_kids_protest_644x362.jpgWe’ve teamed up with the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET) to create civics scenarios for kids. Every month, we’ll focus on a specific right or freedom. Take 15 minutes out of the day to tell kids a story and ask the questions below. There are no rules except to be open to everyone’s ideas and remember there are no right answers. This month we take a look at the right to peaceful protest.




There is a store near our school where some of us like to buy treats on the way home. Yesterday, my friends Paulo and Sasha went to the store to get popsicles and when they got there, they found other students walking up and down the sidewalk with signs that said, “Unfair to Students” and “Don’t Go to this Store!”  The picketing students pointed to a sign in the window that said “No more than two students at a time allowed in the store.”