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Taking the human rights temperature of your school

A whole school activity which is crucial to development as a rights respecting community. This activity will have students and teachers alike examining thoughtfully and critically the human rights climate at their school and making connections between the need for a safe school environment and international standards of human rights. Curriculum values of 'integrity - Ngãkau/tapatahi' and 'Respect - Manaaki/ãwhi' are encouraged by making all members of the school community equally accountable for the protection of human rights. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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Teach with movies

Teach with movies is a website which outlines a selection of human rights themed movies for teachers, for each movie teachers are also able to access a number of related lesson plans. The movies are also clearly labelled with the appropriate age rating.
Top 10 UNICEF cartoons

This link takes you to UNICEF's top 10 cartoons relating to the Rights of the Child. Most of these cartoons are suitable for all ages.

This link takes you to the UNICEF Canada website, on this site you are able to access classroom activities on human rights for various ages. This site also contains resources such as maps, information on the United Nations and statistics and data relating to human rights. There are a number of links to other websites also available.
UNICEF cartoons

This link takes you to a UNICEF website which contains a list of cartoons for children explaining the Rights of the Child.
What are children's rights?

An upper Primary or Intermediate activity teaching children that as young people they are afforded special rights and concurrent responsibilities. This activity will empower children in the knowledge that an internationally recognised set of rights affirm their citizenship in the here and now. Meeting curriculum achievement objectives, children learn how people make choices to meet their needs and wants (Level 2 Social Studies), as well as how groups make and implement rules and laws (Level 3 Social Studies).

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What does a child need?

A Primary or Intermediate activity predominantly for the Arts and social sciences. Aiming to increase children’s awareness of the international rights framework which details their individual rights and responsibilities. Children will learn to understand that people have different roles and responsibilities as part of their participation in groups (level 1 social studies), understand how people make choices to meet their needs and wants (level 2 Social Studies) and understand how groups make and implement rules and laws (level 3 social studies).

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Who am I?

A lower Primary activity to develop children’s self awareness and pride in themselves. Curriculum values of respect for self, others & human rights, diversity and equity are explored. Creativity, design, artwork, thinking, self analysis and discussion are involved.

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