Human Rights Teaching Resources - spotlight
Marking Human Rights Day on December 10th is an excellent opportunity to highlight this area of the curriculum, as well as helping students understand how they can develop their active citizenship skills by advocating for the protection of human rights across the globe.
Below are some resources you can use to help teach this important day:
Each journal has articles, lesson ideas and advice on classroom practice.
Three lessons on teaching human rights in citizenship, developed by Kelly Allchin of Leeds City Academy. Kelly teaches the Edexcel GCSE Citizenship Studies specification.
ACT lessons on rights for the Oak national academy
Key Stage 3:
- A unit of six lessons exploring What Rights should all Children have?
- A unit of six lessons exploring Why the struggle for the vote is important today? including lessons on the right to vote and the right to protest.
- A lesson on Why are there still human rights abused today?
- A unit of six lessons on Are all people treated equally in the UK? including lessons on what is the Equality Act 2010, protected characteristcs, prejudice and discrimination.
Key Stage 4:
A Unit of six lesson exploring Why do we need the right to protest in democracy? including lessons on where rights come from, and what is the right to protest in a democracy within the rule of law.
International Migrants Day 18 December
In addition to Human Rights Day, International Migrants Day is also a commemorative occasion to teach people's rights and freedoms in the citizenship classroom.
You can use our Oak National Academy lessons on migration from the Key stage 3 unit 'Why do people move around the world?' with lessons on why people migrate, how the conflict in Syria a children's rights issue, what support is available for migrants.