Overview of Teaching and Learning Activities

Focus Question 2: Where Do Human Rights Come From? 

Content

Teaching and Learning Activities

Resources for Students

  • France Before the Revolution of 1789
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

2a: The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

  • Analysis of how the declaration addressed abuses in pre-revolutionary French society

Handouts

  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

  • Simplified Version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

2b: United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Comparison of United Nations Declaration with the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

  • Identification of milestones in the development of rights which are claimed as universal

  • Identification of situations where human rights are not being respected

Handouts

Digital Learning Object

  • Know your rights: five missions (TLF-ID L1348) (Task 2)

Websites

  • Confucianism
  • Human Rights Watch photographic essays

2c: Culture and Human Rights

  • Development of a set of family relationships

  • Comparison of Confucian ‘relationships’ with United Nations Declaration

Assessment Task

  • Creation of photographic essay or short digital movie illustrating and explaining the importance of a human right

Handouts

Websites

Other Resources

  • digital cameras

  • digital video cameras

 

For the teacher | Human Rights Introduction | 1: What Are Human Rights? | 2: Where Do Human Rights Come From? | 3: How Do We Characterise Human Rights in Australia? | 4: How Do We Preserve and Improve Human Rights? 

Overview of activities:  Focus Question 1 | Focus Question 2 | Focus Question 3 | Focus Question 4