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Home learning resources – Human Rights

From lockdown, our fabulous volunteer Janna König is researching and sharing some home learning tips and resources on global issues

Primary School

Would you like to learn about Children’s Rights?

  • Here you can see how other people explain Children’s Rights.
  • Are you interested in how people live around the world, and what their dreams are? Have a look at Dollar Street to find stories about many people living on this planet.
  • Try to find similarities between your home and the home of someone out there, with an adult and share your findings around you. Ask a friend to do the same and compare your findings on the phone or video call or by writing him or her a letter.
  • Create some artwork (drawing, story with images, poem, or any ideas you have) to show your view on Human Rights and what they mean to you.

Secondary school and College

There are some free online courses on several Human Right topics. Maybe take a course along with a friend or someone from your home would want to do it as well? No need to be in the same house or even country!

As you learn, think about what you can do with your new knowledge – from learning more and sharing your knowledge to doing a project or bringing awareness to your school or college.

These courses are made for three to seven weeks with one to six hours a week.

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”

Eleanor Roosevelt