Teacher guide How are rights protected? - unit of work

TLF ID M009443

This is a unit consisting of three lessons about rights, why they are important, what would happen if they were taken away and whose role it is to protect rights. The lessons are intended for upper primary students. They contain a range of suggested student activities including brainstorming a list of basic human rights and identifying the significance of a particular right, the consequences if it was removed and who is responsible for its protection. The unit provides three templates for students to use.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the civics and citizenship curriculum area. Human rights are an important part of the curriculum in the upper primary years. The unit's focus on basic human rights is most useful in ensuring that students understand that these are rights to which everyone is entitled, regardless of their race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, or who they were born to or where they were born.
  • The unit's suggested activities are diverse and appropriate for the intended learners. They include, for example, using a 'Five whys' tool and a Sunshine wheel. The photographic essay is an interesting way for students to present everything they have learned about a particular right. It is likely to appeal to year 5 and 6 students.
Year level

5; 6

Topics Human rights
Learning area
  • Civics and citizenship

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: The Department of Education\, Employment and Workplace Relations (DE
  • Organization: The Department of Education\, Employment and Workplace Relations (DE
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.deewr.gov.au
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
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