Teacher guide Respecting and protecting human rights

TLF ID M013715

This is a compilation of six teaching sequences about respecting and protecting human rights. It includes sections on safety, rights and responsibilities, the value of education, children’s rights, escaping conflict, and international days associated with human rights. The section on rights for all enables the Convention on the Rights of the Child to be explored. It uses stories, digital texts and images to engage students in processing, analysing and interpreting geographical information.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the unit of study We live in a diverse world of the year 6 geography curriculum. It is relevant to the content description about the diversity of people and cultures around the world and the inequalities between countries. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions about diversity of peoples and cultures: the inequalities between countries and how global citizenship can involve supporting basic human rights as expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The investigation of Convention of the Rights of the Child contributes to the sustainability cross curriculum priority.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard in year 6 geography. It helps them describe the diverse human characteristics of a range of places. It assists them collect different sources and locate, compare and interpret information to draw conclusions.
  • It is also relevant to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the fourth organising idea that world views that value diversity and social justice are essential for achieving sustainability.
  • The resource may be of some use in relation to the intercultural understanding general capability. There are resources and links to diverse places and peoples.
Year level


Learning area
  • English
  • Geography

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  • Name: AusAID
  • Organization: AusAID
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://australia.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
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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
  • Image
  • Text
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