Me You Everyone: rights and responsibilities: Human Rights Education in the Primary School
‘Me, You, Everyone’ is the third book in the LIFT OFF Initiative, a comprehensive human rights education programme for primary schools. This resource promotes and supports human rights education for 5th and 6th class (Republic of Ireland) and Primary 6 and 7 (Northern Ireland) pupils. It is designed for use as a follow-on from ‘Lift Off’ (the second resource in this series), but can also be used as a self-contained resource. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is introduced and investigated. Human rights issues such as gender inequality, discrimination, child labour and human rights activism are explored.
There are ten units in this resource, with a range of activities in each unit. The resource is structured so that each unit builds on the learning and language of the previous unit, however, teachers can also dip in and out of it and adapt the units to further suit their learners’ needs.
Each unit contains teacher notes, background information, and clearly laid out learning objectives. A list of necessary resources is provided along with posters and worksheets. Two or three activities are then detailed which are aimed at extending and deepening children’s understanding, attitudes and skills in relation to each unit and its objectives. Optional extension activities are offered to extend learning into other curricular areas, whole school activities and inter-school links.
- For use with 9 – 12 year old children to explore human rights issues.
- For use as the third resource in the LIFT OFF Initiative, a comprehensive human rights programme that aims to promote a whole school approach to human rights education.
- For use as part of Social Personal Health Education (SPHE) or Personal Development and Mutual Understanding (PDMU) Curriculum at primary level.
Further resources in the LIFT OFF Initiative:
- The Right Start (4 – 7 year olds)
- Lift Off (8 – 10 year olds) and Suas Linn (Irish language version)
Available online at: www.amnesty.ie
A copy of the resource was sent to every Primary School in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Additional hardcopies of the resource can be purchased from Amnesty International Ireland for €15 per copy. Contact 018638300 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The resource can be downloaded for free by following the link above to Amnesty International Ireland’s website.