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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Compasito 4.14 from bystander to helper

This activity is part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook. Children to speak about situtaitons where they have observed or experienced violence. They are then asked to think about solutions and a helping behaviour for such situations. Observing that everyone experiences violence in different ways throughout their lives leads to reflexion about the responsibility to help and defend each other.

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Compasito 4.15 Human rights in the news

This activity (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook) aims to enhance awareness of human rights in the media and everyday life. Students scan media and observe how they cover human rights issues.

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Compasito 4.16 Modern Fairytale

This activity introduces children to the life of Siwa, a child who has been traded into slavery. Speaking about child labour and modern-day slavery allows students to reflect on the rights of children, discrimination and other cases of violence against children. Suitable for students Year 4-9. (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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Compasito 4.17 Most important for whom?

This activity encourages children to decide on which right of the Convention of the Rights of the Child is the most important to them and which are less important. After deciding and explaining their decision, they should reflect how it would be if they were to really lose one of the rights and how their life would be affected. (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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Compasito 4.18 My universe of rights

In this artistic activity (part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook) children must relate needs they have, to be happy and become capable adults to human rights. After analysing what they need they are able to link these needs to rights in the declaration and the convention.

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Compasito 4.19 Once upon a time

This activity allows children to reflect on stereotypes about gender. A fairytale/story is told, in which the characters' sexes are reversed. Children will notice this as unusual and this should lead to a discussion about stereotypical gender roles and how children agree or disagree with them. Suitable for Years 3-9. (Part of the  Compasito Human Rights Education).

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Compasito 4.20 Picture games

In this activity children explore pictures from a human rights perspective looking at stereotypes, different perspectives and how pictures inform or misinform. This raises awareness of human rights issues in everyday life and helps develop 'visual literacy', listening and communication skills. (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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Compasito 4.21 Picturing

In this activity students create a 'human photo' of violent situation. Students then illustrate how the situation could be resolved without the use of violence. Suitable for Years 3-9. (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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Compasito 4.22 Puppets tell the story

This activity, part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook, encourages children to recognize human rights violations in known stories and to find a solution through a dramatisation with puppets. Suitable for Years 4-9.

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Compasito 4.23 Putting rights on the Map

This activity which is part of the Compasito Human Rights Education handbook invites the students to draw a map of their community. They are then asked to analyse it from a human rights perspective, linking venues with rights like freedom of religion, right to education. By doing this students are able to link their environment to human rights and to evaluate the human rights climate in their community.

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