Curriculum & Classroom

Information on how rights-based education provides a practical framework to implement Te Whāriki and the New Zealand Curriculum, as well as Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary School classroom activities linked to learning ares, key competencies, values, curriculum levels and year levels.

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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.
Between You and Me

A Secondary social studies activity exploring attributes of identity – private, public, and shared. Students are taught how to be aware of their own individuality and that of others, to identify what they have in common with others and to promote respect for diversity.

Blind trust

An early childhood education activity which will help children appreciate the importance of trust in the classroom environment and wider community.

Download as Word Doc. (63KB)

Board of Trustees

Boards – whether they be boards of trustees of state schools, boards of independent schools, or boards governing early childhood education provision – are the entities charged with ensuring the realisation of the human right to education for the children in their school or ECE service. This resource links the requirements of Boards under the NZ Curriculum to human rights principles - and displays that by promoting a whole school approach to rights-based education, Boards are provided with a useful framework, to give coherence and fluency to their existing functions. (Part of the HRiE School Resource kit)

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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.
Classroom Responsibilities

This activity emphasises the essential connection between rights and responsibilities.

Download as Word Doc. (61KB)

Compasito 4.01 A Body of Knowledge

An activity aiding learning abilities and highlighting disability as an educational issue. Particularly suitable for young children. (Part of Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook)

Download as PDF 275 KB

Compasito 4.02 A constitution for our group

Children develop a group ‘constitution’ stating their rights and responsibilities. Through designing rules for their own group, students learn about democracy, citizenship and how to reach a group consensus for the common good. Suitable for Years 5-9 students. (Part of Compasito Human Rights Handbook).

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Compasito 4.03 A human rights calendar

An activity easily adaptable for Years 4-9 students. Increasing student awareness of human rights issues/milestones by creating a human rights calendar.  Involving artistic creativity and social  contemplation. (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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