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Human Rights Education Resources for the Classroom

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission's Human Rights Education Resources include a collection of resource sheets covering important human rights concepts. These resources are an integral part of the Commission's Human Rights Education Program, but can also be used as part of alternative units of study.

The Commission encourages teachers to use these resources in their lesson planning. The resources are available in a range of formats to ensure that they are easy to use.

Resource Sheets from the Youth Challenge Education Module
Unit 1: Human Rights in the Classroom
Unit 2: Disability Rights
Unit 3: Young People in the Workplace
Unit 4: Tackling Sexual Harassment in Your School

Resource Sheets from the Bringing Them Home Education Module
Personal Stories
The Laws
The Histories
International Perspective

Resources from the Face the Facts Education Module
The Face the Facts Education Module is based on the Commission's popular publication of the same name. This publication is central to all the activities included in the Face the Facts Education module.

Educational Resources for the Classroom

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Educational Outcomes

HREOC's Human Rights Education Resources are designed to assist student in developing:

  •     An understanding of what human rights are and an understanding of the origins of modern human rights
  •     An appreciation of the meaning and significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights instruments
  •     An understanding of how human rights instruments are applied in Australian law and society
  •     An ability to apply the concepts of human rights to their daily lives
  •     An understanding of issues concerning asylum seekers and refugees, migrants and multiculturalism and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  •     Research and fact-sourcing, and an ability to think creatively and to communicate information to others
  •     Decision making skills, within an individual, group and class context
  •     Literacy skills, including critical literacy, code breaking and comprehension skills, through reading and responding to a variety of texts, both orally and through writing
  •     Skills in describing, reflecting, interpreting, analysing, evaluating and higher order thinking.
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