Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December to mark the day in 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It recognises the work of human rights defenders around the world who act to end discrimination and to support victims of human rights abuses. To help you bring Human Rights Day to life in your classroom, we’ve pulled together this fantastic collection of free teaching resources.
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Introduce your pupils to the idea of taking responsibility and helping one another with this wonderful PowerPoint poem from the Citizenship Foundation.
Find inspiration on teaching human rights with this insightful video documentary following Cherie Booth as she advises two primary school teachers on fairness and rights.
Display these posters of rights and responsibilities around the classroom to stimulate discussion.
A set of illustrated cards showing aspects of life that pupils have to decide are either a “want” or a “need”.
Try out this interactive marketplace activity, where pupils discover that human rights belong to everyone.
An activity for helping your class to understand the real impact that the Human Rights Act has on people’s lives.
An adaptable assembly that considers the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and what happens when basic human rights are denied.
A selection of worksheets, guides and posters to help you plan your lessons on human rights.
Introduce your class to the experiences of refugees with these human rights education resources focusing on refugees and asylum.
Explore how the law can protect human rights with this PowerPoint presentation and activity.
Use this PowerPoint presentation to test your students’ knowledge of specific human rights.
A lesson that encourages pupils to think about what human rights are and why we have them.