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A social studies toolkit for human rights learning (secondary)

This resource has been developed to help equip teachers - particularly those teaching levels 4-6 social studies of the New Zealand Curriculum - with some key tools to develop the human rights learning essential to effective citizenship in the 21st century.

Australian Human Rights Commission

This link takes you to the Australian Human Rights Commission website, where you can access human rights activities for the classroom. These activities are suitable for a wide range of age groups.
Children's Commissioner for Wales

The Children's Commissioner for Wales website offers a simple, easy online game for young children outlining the Rights of the Child. As children explore a community map they must collect all of their rights by clicking on everyday objects, once they have collected all of the rights in one section they are able to move to the next section of the map.
CyberDodo is a fun interactive website for young children children. The site is dedicated to Defending Life and focuses on the Rights of the Child and the sustainability. offers numerous resources including games, cartoons, quizzes, information files and e-cards along.
Developing a class agreement

In this activity  students gain an understanding of the difficulties and processes involved in treaty negotiations. It will help them to appreciate the relationship between establishing a code of rights & responsibilities, and  living up to an agreed standard of behaviour within everyday occurences. With an emphasis on group participation in the creation and protection of rights, an agreed set of rules and responsibilities is established for the group. Curriculum values of equity - Tika/pono and respect for others - Manaaki/ãwhi, are emphasised. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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Film curriculum guides

This resource comes from Amnesty International - USA, it contains a list of movies concerned with human rights (such as 'Hotel Rwanda' and 'Blood Diamond'), for each movie there are several lesson plans and activities included.
Freedom for all - The human rights story

A presentation on the history of the human rights framework. This can be adapted for all levels of social studies.

Download as a PowerPoint presentation

Games for Change

Games for Change offers links to a number of games based on human rights, development and environmental sustainability issues in the world today. Games are able to be selected from interest categories and can also be broken into age groups. Ages covered range from 3 up.
Human rights cards

This is a template of human rights cards which can be used for a number of different activities.

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Imaginary Friend

A lower primary activity developing an understanding of safety in children and that everyone has the right to feel safe. This activity also helps children understand what qualities are important in friends by using their imagination.

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