Quick summary: In this Tuning In lesson, students will be introduced to the concepts of rights and freedoms. They will consider their own views on a set of statements about rights and freedoms then demonstrate and share their opinions in a class opinion continuum. 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.
- What are human rights?
21st Century skills:
Critical thinking, Team work, Communicating, Creative thinking.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 Civics and Citizenship:
- Develop a range of questions to investigate Australia’s political and legal systems (ACHCS054)
- Identify, gather and sort information and ideas from a range of sources (ACHCS055)
General capabilities: Literacy, Ethical Understanding
Relevant parts of Year 7 achievement standards: Students explain the diverse nature of Australian society. When researching, students develop a range of questions and gather and analyse information from different sources to investigate Australia’s political and legal systems. They consider different points of view on civics and citizenship issues.
Topic: Human Rights.
Unit of work: Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Year 7.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion and student movement around the classroom.
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet. Device capable of audio/visual presentation to present a website to the class. Agree/Disagree signs (print before class). Butcher’s paper (x 3) and markers, sticky notes (optional). UDHR Infographic (from Zen pencils.com).
Keywords: human rights, rights, freedoms, responsibilities, points of view.
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