Quick summary: In this Tuning In lesson, students will explore human rights and connect them with the rights described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Students will categorise the articles of the UDHR according to the categories of human rights and find out more about the things that can threaten human rights in a class discussion.
- What are human rights?
- What can threaten human rights?
21st Century skills:
Critical Thinking, Communicating, Problem Solving.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 Civics and Citizenship:
- How and why individuals and groups, including religious groups, participate in and contribute to civic life (ACHCK079)
- Recognise and consider multiple perspectives and ambiguities, and use strategies to negotiate and resolve contentious issues (ACHCS086)
- Account for different interpretations and points of view (ACHCS085)
General capabilities: Literacy
Relevant parts of Year 9 achievement standards: Students analyse a range of factors that influence identities and attitudes to diversity. They reflect on how groups participate and contribute to civic life. They compare and account for different interpretations and points of view on civics and citizenship issues. They analyse ways they can be active and informed citizens in different contexts.
Topic: Human Rights
Unit of work: Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Year 9
Time required: 90 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
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. UDHR articles (one per student). Scissors. Glue. Note paper. Categories of Human Rights Match-Up (one per student), Categories of Human Rights Display.
Keywords: Human rights, categories of human rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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