How are rights protected? Activity 2

  1. Ask students to form pairs or small groups. Assign each pair or group of students a right that has been identified as being important in the previous lesson.

    Use a strategy such as ‘Five Whys’ to develop students’ understandings about why their particular right is important. Provide students with a copy of the Five Whys handout. The students begin by explaining why their right is important. They then ask why the response to their answer is important. Students continue to ask why another three times (or until they are satisfied with their final response).

    Provide an opportunity for each pair or group of students to share their final answer with the rest of the class.

  2. Distribute A3 size copies of a graphic organiser, such as a Sunshine wheel, to the pairs or groups of students.

    On each of the sunshine’s rays, students provide a list of possible consequences if their particular right removed.

    Arrange the graphic organisers around the room. While remaining in their pair or small groups, students are given an amount of time (for example, 5 minutes) to read the list of consequences. As they rotate, students can record any additional consequences for the removal of a particular right that they can think of on Post-it notes. The notes are then stuck on or close to the Sunshine wheels.

  3. After students have finished viewing all of the Sunshine charts ask them to return to their original places. Each pair or small group can then read the additional consequences that other students have suggested. If they believe that the suggestion is valid they can choose to record it with their ideas.

Introduction | Activity One | Activity Two | Activity Three