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 - Just a minute

In this activity, people have to be quick and inventive to talk for one minute on the relationship between sports and human rights. Students understand how all human rights issues are interconnected and indivisible whilst developing self-confidence to express personal opinions. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

(Download as PDF 141KB)

Compass - Le's talk about sex!

This activity addresses issues and rights related to sexuality, including homosexuality and aims to develop self-confidence to express one’s own opinion on these issues and to promote tolerance and empathy. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

(Download as PDF 165KB)

Compass - Let every voice be heard

In this exercise small groups discuss issues around what education is and how it meets, or does not meet, people’s needs. Participation in decision-making processes will be discussed. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

(Download as PDF 138KB)

Compass - Living in a perfect world

This activity starts with a quiz on proverbs and wise sayings that reflect different aspects of being at peace, and goes on to let participants reflect on the meaning of peace develop peaceful behaviour. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

(Download as PDF 322KB)

Compass - Makah Whaling

This high level activity involves small group work, role-play, discussion and consensus building about the sustainable use of marine resources, the rights of indigenous peoples to their culture and development and explores the conflicts between the right to development and cultural life and protection of the environment. (Part of the Compass HRE Handbook Manual)

(Download as PDF 270KB)

Compass - Making Links

This activity involves negotiation about the rights and responsibilities of citizens, the government, NGOs and the media in a democracy. It develops an understanding of the link between rights and responsibilities as well as a feeling for the complex relations between the different sectors in a democracy. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

(Download as PDF 168KB)

Compass - Manual on human rights education with young people

Compass manual on human rights education with young people will provide you with ideas, inspiration and practical help for activities to explore human rights with students. Designed by the Council of Europe and thoroughly tested internationally Compass includes various easy adaptable activities for students between upper-primary / intermediate to secondary school.

Compass - Our futures

In this activity, participants draw, contemplate and discuss their hopes and concerns for the future of their generation. They speak about environmental issues affecting future generations, young people and the family, community life and how to make a positive or negative contribution to the world. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

(Download as PDF 193KB)

Compass - Path to Equality-land

This activity involves small group work, imagination, and drawing in order to explore issues of gender equality and discrimination against women. While developing understanding and appreciation of the goals of equality and gender balance, students develop imagination and creativity to envision the future and to promote justice and respect. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

(Download as PDF 128KB)

Compass - Picture Games

Creative activity working with images, which focuses on stereotypes and how each person perceives the world in a unique way. Students deal with how images are used to inform and misinform. (Part of the Compass HRE manual)

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