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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Compass - Different wages

In this activity, issues of different wages for the same job or discrimination at the work place are addressed in a simulation that confronts people with the realities of the labour market. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

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Compass - Do we have alternatives?

An easy activity developing knowledge and understanding about the causes and consequences of bullying. This activity explores ways of confronting the problem.(Part of the Compass HRE manual)

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Compass - Domestic Affairs

This activity is about the discrimination of women and domestic violence against women. Students should elaborate solutions to recognize and stand up against this discrimination and violence. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

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Compass - Education for All

In this activity, participants have to locate and match pairs of cards as they think out about the inequalities of educational provision world-wide and how to achieve “Education for All”. Reflecting about education as an human-rights issue, a responsibility for attaining the goal of "Education for All" will be encouraged. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

(Download as PDF 310KB)

Compass - Electioneering

This discussion-based activity addresses rights and responsibilities connected with democracy and considers some of the controversial aspects of a democratic society while practising and developing skills of listening, discussion and persuasion. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

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Compass - Fighters for rights

This activity uses information cards to stimulate interest in human rights heroes, while addressing political repression, human rights activists in the twentieth century and the struggle for rights in various countries. This activity promotes respect, responsibility and curiosity about human rights. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

(Download as PDF 409KB)

Compass - Front page

This simulation of a group of journalists working to get the front page of their paper ready to go to press explores bias, stereotyping and objectivity in the media and images as well as  the role of media in addressing human rights issues. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

(Download as PDF 163KB)

Compass - Garden in a night

This creative activity uses drawing and model building to explore the forces that drive development. Students gain understanding of how local development does or does not meet local people’s needs, how decisions about local development are made and that the outcomes of development are not inevitable. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

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Compass - Heroines and Heroes

This easy adaptable activity involves individual, small and whole group work, brainstorming and discussion about heroines and heroes as symbols of socialisation and culture. Stereotyped images of heroines and heroes will be taught and students will reflect on history teaching and look on different perspectives on shared historical events and the heroes and heroines associated with them. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)


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Compass - Horoscope of Poverty

This activity combining knowledge and creative composition explores issues about the consequences of poverty and the opportunities in life, which are denied to the poor. Students reflect on both the lack of opportunities poor people have, and the difficulties they face in taking those which are presented. Thus, they understand the cycle of poverty and can promote social justice, human dignity and responsibility.

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