Wednesday, 18 March 2015

New resources bring rights to the classroom

Secondary schools across Australia now have access to a range of educational resources to incorporate human rights in the classroom.

The RightsED resources cover disability, race relations and human rights. They are targeted at students in Years 5 to 10 and cover the subjects of History, Geography and Health and Physical Education.

RightsED is designed to help students gain a critical understanding of human rights and responsibilities, and to develop the attitudes, behaviours and skills to apply human rights in everyday life.

The suite of resources have been specifically mapped to the Australian National Curriculum and includes interactive activities for teachers and their students.  

RightsED is free to download and can be photocopied. Get it now via the Australian Human Rights Commission's website.