At my previous school I taught Opening Minds which was essentially citizenship, values and RS. One of my favourite units looks at human rights and education.
As I tidied up my hard drive this afternoon, I thought it would be nice to amend the resource booklet a little so PowerPoint weren’t need and share it with you in case it is of interest to any of you.
The booklet starts with a learning matrix outlining to the student the content to be covered.
Lesson 1 begins by encouraging students to consider what they know and want to know about the topic. Followed by an exploration of the concept on human rights and the declaration of human rights before students sort the human rights in order or importance for them.
Lesson 2 then looks at access to education in the UK since the 1800’s through the creation of a timeline which I previously shared here.
Lesson 3 explores classrooms around the world. Students view the images here and follow it up by completing the table to produce a comparison of education around the world. As part of the comparison students are encouraged to consider the reasons for the differences. Finally students reflect on what they discovered. I’d throw in a video or two as well.
Lesson 4 students then investigate Malala’s story using a resource from ‘Lessons from Africa’. This lessons involves comprehension; students read the biography and answer the questions.
In lesson 5 and a bit, students watch ‘He Named Me Malala‘. Each time I taught this topic I had to sit at the back of the room with a box of tissues as I always cry!
Finally lesson 6 students play would you rather with a series of statements from the ‘Lessons from Africa’ resources before preparing for a class debate to answer the question…
“Would you rather put your life at risk for something you believe in, or live in safety but without a voice?”
If you think the booklet and resource will be of any use to you, please feel free to download it by clicking the image below.
If you download and use the booklet, do let me know how it goes. Feedback is always welcome.