Quick summary: In this Tuning In lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of rights and freedoms. They will critically consider the supporting and opposing viewpoint on a set of provocations related to rights and freedoms. Students will use the ‘Think-Pair-Share’ visible thinking routine to explore their prior knowledge of rights and freedoms, then watch a short overview video. The class will then work together to consider what else they would like to know about rights and freedoms. Students will work independently to research a chosen question, then share what they have discovered in a facilitated class discussion.
- What are rights and freedoms?
21st Century skills: Critical thinking, Communicating, Creative Thinking.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 10 History:
- The origins and significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including Australia’s involvement in the development of the declaration (ACDSEH023)
- Process and synthesise information from a range of sources for use as evidence in an historical argument (ACHHS188)
General capabilities: Literacy.
Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards: Students explain the context for people’s actions in the past. Students explain the significance of events and developments from a range of perspectives. They explain different interpretations of the past and recognise the evidence used to support these interpretations.
Topic: Human Rights.
Unit of work: Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Year 10.
Time required: 90 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student. Device capable of audio/visual presentation to present a website to the class. Three sheets of butcher’s paper. Web-enabled device for Internet search (enough for one per four students).
Keywords: human rights, four pillars of human rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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