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20 lessons for 20 years - Rights up your street

Key stage 3 (ages 11-14) • Human Rights • Lesson and support materials

Rights up your street

This lesson aims to give an introduction and overview of human rights. It focuses on the human rights listed in the Universal Declaration of Human rights drafted by the United Nations. It is adapted from an Amnesty International resource which can be found here:


This is my favourite lesson as for many students it’s their first introduction to rights, and rights are such a fundamental aspect of Citizenship. It brings out lots of discussion about where young people can see rights and where rights are being denied.

Steven Humphrys
Head of Citizenship and PSHE at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

This lesson is part of our 20 Lessons for 20 Years collection celebrating the fantastic work that is carried out every day in our Citizenship community of teachers.  Our Citizenship teachers have shared their favourite lessons that encompass the knowledge, skills and understanding pupils develop through Citizenship education.