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Explore our learning experiences, curriculum ideas, toolkits and other resources to help you organize Dignity Workshops or Global Dignity Day events in classrooms, refugee camps, community and youth centers, or anywhere in between.

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Here you’ll find in 4 languages a variety of curriculum ideas, toolkits and additional resources to better understand what dignity is and why it matters. Use these free resources to organize Dignity Workshops in classrooms, community and youth groups, refugee communities – or anywhere in between. Please select your language below for
materials translated into Arabic, French and Spanish in addition to their original English. 

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Learning Experiences

These Learning Experiences work in a variety of settings with learners of all ages. Each experience ranges from fifteen minutes to two hours to allow for maximum flexibility and customization, and can be used as stand-alone activities or combined to form a Dignity Workshop. We recommend everyone start with the common experience: “What is Dignity.” The remaining experiences are organized into three categories: Understand, Explore and Share.

Ages 5-9 Learning Experience

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Ages 5-9 | Objective One

Understand

Participants consider Global Dignity’s definition of dignity, as well as its 5 principles. Participants then delve deeper into dignity’s meaning and its connection to their lives.

What is Dignity?

776KB | Ages 5-9

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Where I Stand

754KB | Ages 5-9

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) Why Is Dignity Important

714KB | Ages 5-9

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I am Worthy

730KB | Ages 5-9

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We Are All Connected

737KB | Ages 5-9

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Dignity Definition and Principles

690KB | Ages 5-9

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Preparing for Global Dignity Day

699KB | Ages 5-9

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10 Tips for Starting the Dignity Conversation

715KB | Ages 5-9

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Ages 5-9 | Objective Two

Explore

Participants develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for dignity by exploring a variety of examples of dignity role models and dignity stories.

(VIRTUAL OPTION!) What is Dignity: Dignity Videos

741KB | Ages 5-9

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Dignity Every Day : What Would You Do?

735KB | Ages 5-9

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) What Does Dignity Look Like?

752KB | Ages 5-9

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Dignity Every Day Worksheet

754KB | Ages 5-9

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) Images: What Does Dignity Look Like

87KB | Ages 5-9

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Ages 5-9 | Objective Three

Share

Participants identify examples of dignity in their own lives, describe them in writing or in a visual format, and share them with others.

Essential Elements of Your Dignity Story

736KB | Ages 5-9

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Identifying Your Dignity Story

733KB | Ages 5-9

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) Make a Statement

731KB | Ages 5-9

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Essential Elements of Dignity Worksheet

50KB | Ages 5-9

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What Dignity Means to Me Worksheet

79KB | Ages 5-9

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Ages 10+ Learning Experience

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Ages 10+ | Objective One

Understand

Participants consider Global Dignity’s definition of dignity, as well as its 5 principles. They then delve deeper into dignity’s meaning and its connection to their lives.

(VIRTUAL OPTION!) What is Dignity

931KB | Ages 10+

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Where I Stand

915KB | Ages 10+

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) My Dignity Goals

911KB | Ages 10+

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Why is Dignity Important

714KB | Ages 10+

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I am Worthy

730KB | Ages 10+

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) Envisioning Dignity

907KB | Ages 10+

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) Dignity Definition and Principles

61KB | Ages 10+

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Preparing for Global Dignity Day

699KB | Ages 10+

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10 Tips for Starting the Dignity Conversation

715KB | Ages 10+

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Envisioning Dignity Worksheet

85KB | Ages 10+

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Ages 10+ | Objective Two

Explore

Participants develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for dignity by exploring a variety of examples of dignity role models and dignity stories.

(VIRTUAL OPTION!) What is Dignity: Dignity Videos

734KB | Ages 10+

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Dignity Every Day: What would you do?

917KB | Ages 10+

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) What Does Dignity Look Like

760KB | Age 10+

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) George Orwell's Dignity Story

932KB | Ages 10+

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) Chimamanda Adichie’s Dignity Story

925KB | Ages 10+

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) Jacqueline Novogratz’s Dignity Story

935KB | Age 10+

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Dignity and Entrepreneurism

935KB | Ages 10+

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) Dignity in the News

914KB | Ages 10+

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Dignity Search

897KB | Age 10+

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Dignity History

896KB | Ages 10+

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A Hanging: By George Orwell

917KB | Ages 10+

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An Oral History Guide: Dignity History

903KB | Age 10+

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Jacqueline Novogratz on Dignity: Quotes

840KB | Ages 10+

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Jacqueline Novogratz's Dignity Story: Transcript

880KB | Ages 10+

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Dignity and Entrepreneurism Worksheet

109KB | Age 10+

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Dignity Every Day Worksheet

93KB | Ages 10+

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Dignity Day: Take Action Worksheet

84KB | Ages 10+

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(VIRTUAL OPTION!) Images: What Does Dignity Look Like

2MB | Age 10+

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Ages 10+ | Objective Three

Share

Participants identify examples of dignity in their own lives, describe them in writing or in a visual format, and share them with others.

Essential Elements of Your Dignity Story

908KB | Ages 10+

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Human Rights and Your Dignity Story

910KB | Ages 10+

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Identifying Your Dignity Story

891KB | Ages 10+

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Creatively Telling Your Dignity Story

929KB | Ages 10+

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Make a Statement

901KB | Ages 10+

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Essential Elements of Dignity Worksheet

50KB | Ages 10+

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What Dignity Means to Me

79KB | Ages 10+

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Dignity Stories: Examples

862 KB | Ages 10+

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Toolkits + Resources

The following resources were created to help anyone, anywhere learn more about dignity or organize Global Dignity activities for participants of all ages. Included in the toolkits are ideas and resources for leading small to large-scale events and experiences on Global Dignity Day or throughout the year.

Understanding Dignity

Dignity: The Essentials

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Toolkit For

Host Your Own Global Dignity Day Event

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AGES 8-11

Dignity Workshop: Celebrating Me, Celebrating You

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AGES 12+

Dignity Workshop: Unique and Connected

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Facilitator Guide

Virtual Workshop: Dignity Starts with You

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Facilitator Guide

Virtual Workshop: Seeing the Dignity in Others

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Facilitator Guide

In-Person Workshop: Dignity Starts with You

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Facilitator Guide

In-Person Workshop: Seeing the Dignity in Others

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Toolkit For

Organizing Learning Experiences & Dignity Workshops

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Facilitator Guide

90-minute Introduction to Dignity Workshop

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