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 4.24 Rabbit's rights

This activity aims to show children that they are instinctively aware of  children's rights. By looking at the rights of a pet rabbit they are able to draw similarities between what is needed to be happy and which rights need to be met to create this happiness. (Part of the Comapsito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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Compasito 4.25 Red alert

This is an active outdoor game in which children try to save the missing children's rights before they are stolen. This activity encourages group dynamics and stresses the importance of protecting human rights. (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook)

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Compasito 4.26 Rights mobile

This creative activity allows children to discuss which rights are most important to them and by displaying them on a mobile they are able to see which rights are important to other children. This can lead to a discussion about why people regard different rights as more important, allowing students to think about rights from different points of view. (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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Compasito 4.27 Sailing to a new Land

In this activity students imagine that they are sailing to a new world. In their luggage they have both wants and needs cards. Over the course of their journey they must throw away non-essential cards for their new life. This allows children to establish an understanding about the difference between wants and needs. Suitable for Years 4-9. (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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Compasito 4.28 Silent speaker

In this activity children try to understand what another child is saying by lipreading. Through this exercise students are able to understand some of the difficulties that people with hearing disabilities have. (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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Compasito 4.29 Take a step forward (Years 6-8)

This activity, which is suitable for Years 6-8, encourages students to think about inequalities. By role-playing the situations of other children, students become aware of the disparities in access to human rights and the subsequent feelings. (Part of the  Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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Compasito 4.30 The Battle for the orange

In this activity two teams compete to get the orange. However initially neither team knows that they want different parts of the orange, one team wants the juice the other needs the peel. After 3 minutes both teams have the possibility to discuss how they have handled the situation. This activity focuses on negotiation and conflict resolution skills. (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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Compasito 4.31 The invisibles are coming

In this activity, part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook, children try to go from one right (represented by a person) to another without being caught and try to reunify the different rights. The aim of this activity is to promote cooperation and solidarity. Suitable for Years 4-9.

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Compasito 4.32 Waterdrops

In this activity  children discuss and learn about the importance of natural resources essential for life, particularly water. Children then discuss ways to protect water and the environment. (Part of the Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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Compasito 4.33 We are family

In this activity children discuss what it means to have a family and how families differ for different people. Tolerance and awareness that people can be brought up different family structures is central to this activity. (Part of the  Compasito Human Rights Education Handbook).

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