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Exploring human rights and contemporary issues in Leaving Certificate Applied Learning Path

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The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around the varied resources. These include YouTube clips to promote discussion and reflection on human rights challenges in different countries and indeed the history of human rights, teacher resources from non-governmental agencies and possible activities from countries across the world. . These resources are intended to inform and promote discussion and reflection in Module 3 Contemporary Issues 1: Unit 4: Contemporary Issues and Human Rights, Unit 5: Making Connections, and Unit 6: Understanding concepts.
11 resources in this Learning Path

1

PDST An Integrated Approach to Teaching & Learning and Graphic Organiser Templates

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/16536/16212.pdf Added: 26 Feb 2016 Contributor: Rachel Farrell Resource type: Assessment / Reference / Tool

Two publications - theory of active learning and templates to facilitation implementation

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SC Supplementary Resources
SC Agriculture Science (2019)

How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Supplementary Resources

Suggestions for use: To integrate and embed active learning methodologies that promote AfL, literacy, numeracy, and other key skills.

SC
Agriculture Science (2019)

Strand: Teaching and Learning

Strand unit: Pedagogy

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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2

UN Declararion of Human Rights

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/32739/32481.pdf Added: 27 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Secondary Source

This is a PDF copy of the UN Declaration of Human Rights

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LCA
Social Education

Strand: Module 3 - Contemporary Issues 1

Strand unit: 4. Contemporary Issues & Human Rights

Suggestions for use: Students will be able to: LO 1: explain the origins and background of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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3

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

http://www.universalrights.net/main/educat.htm Added: 13 May 2009 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan / Reference

Suggested educational activities based on UDHR, from Australian Education Union.

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SC
Social Education

Strand: Contemporary Issues

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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4

UN Refugee Agency - Teaching Resources

http://www.unhcr.org/teaching-about-refugees.html Added: 30 Jan 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

UNHCR offers excellent resources for teachers and students to learn about global crisis. Within the teacher toolkit, teachers will focus on the importance of knowing the correct terminology to use with your class in terms of refugee, migrant, internally displaced, asylum seeker and returnees. There are teacher videos to help teachers understand the latest statistics and access to the UNHCR data portal is also available so that teachers can get information about the current emergencies happening. Teaching resources are available in various languages, English included. Resources have age suitability indicated underneath.

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Geography

Strand: 3. Exploring People, Place and Change

Strand unit: 2. Causes & Consequences of Migration

Suggestions for use: Teacher reference point for planning impactful lessons on migration as a refugee.

JC
CSPE

Strand: Rights & Responsibilities

Strand unit: Refugees/Asylum Seekers

Suggestions for use: Teacher reference point when planning impactful lessons on human rights and refugees.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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5

Human Rights - Treated as Equals

https://historia-europa.ep.eu/en/ed...ivities/treated-equals-human-rights Added: 23 Apr 2020 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

This theme sets out to investigate some of the most prominent categories contained under the broad definition of human rights, and assesses the links and clashes between rights and responsibilities. European and global contemporary and historical examples will be used to guide learners through an exploration of the topic prompting them to consider their responses to complex ethical scenarios. Areas to be covered will include respect for other peoples’ rights, conflict between cultural practices and human rights, and whether the removal of rights in certain situations can ever be justified.

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JC CSPE
JC Religious Education
TY TY Modules

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JC
CSPE

Strand: 1. Rights & Responsibilities

Strand unit: 1.2 Human Rights Instrument

JC
Religious Education

Strand: 3. Living Our Values

Strand unit: 6. Debate a Moral Issue

TY
TY Modules

Strand: Global Issues

Strand unit: Social Issues

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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6

History of Human Rights: Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCQWwkERit4 Added: 28 Jun 2018 Contributor: Donal Mc Carthy Resource type: Audio / Video

A fantastically animated ten minute video on the history of human rights from ancient to modern times. I've used this video to introduce the topic many times and students always respond well to it.

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SC
Politics & Society

Strand: 6. Human Rights+Responsibilities: Wider World

Strand unit: 1. Rights in Wider World

Suggestions for use: I use this at the very beginning of teaching about the legal system and human rights. I ask students to take down what they feel are the key markers and legal documents in the development of human rights throughout history.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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7

Investigating human rights

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/32743/32485.doc Added: 27 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Worksheet

Prompt ideas to inform key assignments in the area of Human Rights

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LCA
Social Education

Strand: Module 3 - Contemporary Issues 1

Strand unit: 4. Contemporary Issues & Human Rights

Suggestions for use: This resource may be useful when considering possible approaches to the assessment of units 4 and 5 in Contemporary Issues 1.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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8

Pavee Point Website - Promoting Traveller's Human Rights

http://www.paveepoint.ie/ Added: 17 Jul 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Contains information about the traditions and way of life of travellers in Ireland. Also contains class resources in 'Information' section. Further websites and press links included. Site appears to have run from 2005-6

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JC
CSPE

Strand: Human Dignity

Strand unit: Conflict Situations

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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9

Trócaire - Mother Earth - Human Rights Defenders - Teacher Instructions

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/31757/31499.pptx Added: 11 Mar 2020 Contributor: Trócaire Resource type: Demonstration / Guide/notes / Presentation / Tool

Powerpoint with Teacher Instructions for Trócaire's Board Game, Human Rights Defenders.

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3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate and respect the environment and learn that there is an individual and community responsibility in caring for the environment and protecting it for future generations
  • appreciate the diversity of people or groups within communities and the importance of mutual respect, empathy and understanding for living together in peace and harmony
  • be aware of the importance of mutual respect and sensitivity to the different values and attitudes held by others
  • become aware of his/her own culture and recognise traditions, festivals and celebrations that are unique to the locality, region or country
  • develop and practise leadership roles and learn to work together in different group situations
  • discuss and explore the concepts of sharing and co-operating and the ways in which they can be put into practice in an effective manner
  • discuss the role of leaders and organisations that serve the community at different levels and the influence that they have
  • examine how justice, fairness and equality may or may not be exemplified in a community
  • realise what it means to belong to a group
  • recognise how each person has both an individual and a communal responsibility to the community

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and develop a sense of individual and community responsibility for caring for the environment and being custodians of the Earth for future generations
  • become aware of elements of his/her own cultural heritage and traditions
  • become aware of some of the cultures, lifestyles and languages of some countries in the European Union and the wider world
  • begin to explore the concept of democracy
  • explore how justice and peace can be promoted between people and groups, both nationally and internationally
  • explore local traditions and folklore and develop a sense of pride in his/her local community
  • explore the concept of the class or school as a community
  • identify some local issues of concern and explore possible action that could be taken to address these issues
  • recognise and explore the positive contributions made to the local community by various organisations, ethnic, social or community groups and individuals
  • recognise and understand the role of the individual and various groups in the community
Asset type: Presentation
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
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10

Making Children’s Rights Real

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/31139/30875.pdf Added: 10 Oct 2019 Contributor: Ombudsman for Children Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan / Activity

These materials have been developed for the Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) by the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, Dublin City University, to support Transition Year and Senior Cycle students (young people approximately 16-18 years old) to explore and take action in relation to children’s rights.

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TY
TY Modules

Strand: Law

SC
Politics & Society

Strand: 5. Human Rights & Responsibilities: Ireland

Strand unit: 1. Rights of Young People

Suggestions for use: Use the activities within with your class:
Activity 1 – A Web of Rights
Activity 2 – Children’s Rights for All?
Activity 3 – Action! A Children’s Rights Debate

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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11

The Transformation of Ireland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBX8ouXXpyY Added: 17 May 2019 Contributor: Colm Connolly Resource type: Case Study / Demonstration / Audio / Video / Presentation / Primary Source

How does a story about a small town, rejecting the creation of an asylum seeker accommodation centre in their locale, reflect a bigger a tale about immigration, demographics and political failure in Ireland, Europe and the west as a whole? LET'S FIND OUT.

This video discusses Ireland's rapidly changing society, the divide between the political classes and the public on the issue, and how all of that fits into the broader migrant and demographic crises in Europe.


Please keep all comments respectful. All content used here is for the purposes of commentary and criticism (fair use). This video is not intended to endorse any political groups or to cause offense.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Economics 2019

Strand: 4. Relationships - Policy & Econ. Performance

Strand unit: 3. Employment & Unemployment

Suggestions for use: To investigate data patterns to describe the main trends and Ireland's population and geographic location.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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