Rights – Activity Overview Levels 3-4

Research question:
All children have rights. Do children around the world have the same access to these rights?

Resource Levels 3-4

Core Activities

  1. Watch The Story of Human Rights in this Youtube video
  2. Images of Rights, presentation and student sheet
  3. Conflicting Rights – Freedom of Expression and the Right to be Safe
  4. Water sustainability in Palestine and Israel Development Compass Rose
  5. Human Rights Quiz

Extension Activities

  1. Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak
  2. Anne Frank Declaration
  3. World’s Largest Lesson: Clean Water for all


Notes on Core Activities 

Activity one: The video, The Story of Human Rights, provides a history and understanding of why human rights are important. Link to UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School website for information on the award.

You may wish to use Global Citizenship (Oxfam Lesson 1 and Lesson 2). In lesson 1, learners discuss 9 points to help them realise their potential to change things for the better.  Lesson 2 helps learners understand how they link with the wider world in their daily life.

Activity two:  Images of rights enjoyed or denied. Learners look at the pictures in the presentation, Images of Rights, and consider what they see and how the images link to the guiding principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Activity three: Conflicting Rights – Learners explore times when rights conflict.

Activity four: Water sustainability in Palestine and Israel. Learners consider availability of water in Palestine and Israel from different points of view. They complete a Development Compass Rose to examine natural, economic, social and decision making implications.

Activity five: Human Rights Quiz. This lesson is an assessment piece and brings this unit of learning to an end.  

Extension Activities

Activity one: Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak. Learners read the case studies and consider: what rights being enjoyed or denied and the differences and similarities between the children.

Activity two: Anne Frank Declaration (Anne Frank Trust). Learners may choose to sign up to the Anne Frank Declaration or write their own version.

Activity three:  Clean Water For All. This lesson from the World’s Largest Lesson explores Global Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.