HistoryYears 5 - 6Australia as a NationDemocracy and CitizenshipDemocracy and Citizenship

Human Rights

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Teaching Notes

Key Concepts, Skills and Understandings

This lesson introduces the students to the concept of human rights.
The students generate appropriate questions to frame and guide an inquiry into the development of human rights in Australia.
They reflect on what they have learnt in Unit 1 in relation to the Magna Carta and develop their understanding of how the Magna Carta influenced the origin of human rights.
The students identify key words to search for relevant information and recognise internet domain names as indicators of the provenance of a source.
The students use Visible Thinking strategies throughout the lesson:
• Colour, Symbol and Image to show the essence of their understanding
• a Circle of Viewpoints routine is used for exploring diverse perspectives
• a Tug of War routine to explore the complexity of fairness dilemmas
The graphic organiser, Funnel, is used to draw conclusions based on identified evidence.
The key concepts addressed in this lesson include sources, perspectives and contestability.

Focus Question

What are Human Rights?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASSI127, ACHASSI126, ACHASSI123, ACHASSI122, ACHASSK135

NSW Syllabus

HT3-5, HT3-4, HT3-3

Victorian Curriculum

VCCCTQ021, VCTTM029, VCHHC094, VCCCC015

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

Australia as a Nation

Unit

Democracy and Citizenship

Lesson Name

Human Rights

Lesson Time

60 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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