Resource Title

Geography Development and Human Rights

Summary

This teachers’ pack is designed to be taught alongside the Leaving Certificate Geography syllabus. All lessons are linked to corresponding units in the geography syllabus. Each class builds on what the student has learned from the core syllabus and adds a human rights component to these topics.

Resource Details

Description

The Geography, Development and Human Rights resource aims to:

  • Introduce students to the interrelationship between poverty and human rights
  • Explore how violations of human rights are a major cause of poverty
  • Analyse the various approaches to development
  • Examine the possible impacts of unsustainable development
  • Explore gender inequalities in both the developing and developed world using a human rights framework

The lesson plans in this teachers pack explore the following topics:

  • Poverty and Human Rights
  • Approaches to Development
  • Global Slums and Human Rights
  • Multinational Corporation, Human Rights and sustainable development
  • Gender Development and Human Rights

Big Ideas in this Resource

The Geography, Development and Human Rights resource aims to:

  • Introduce students to the interrelationship between poverty and human rights;
  • Explore how violations of human rights are a major cause of poverty;
  • Analyse the various approaches to development;
  • Examine the possible impacts of unsustainable development;
  • Explore gender inequalities in both the developing and developed world using a human rights framework.

Suggested Use

This resource is designed to be used alongside the Leaving Certificate Geography syllabus. It could also be used to explore development issues with senior cycle students.

Available from:

Available online at http://www.amnesty.ie

To order a hard copy of the Geography, Development and Human Rights resource please email hre@amnesty.ie