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Rights and Responsibilities Lesson Plan 4 - When Rights Conflict

Students are challenged to create a board or computer game about human rights, and complete a fun quiz testing their knowledge.
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Connect the Learning

Ask the group to think of any previous lessons they may have done in Citizenship or PSHE that discussed the issue of rights and responsibilities.

The Big Picture

The curriculum aims for the PSHE: Personal Wellbeing programme of study include young people becoming “responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.” The Citizenship programme of study at KS3 requires students to learn about “…their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms…” The Every Child Matters aim that is most relevant here is “make a positive contribution”.

The Learning Outcomes

From the KS3 Citizenship programme of study:1.2

a. Exploring different kinds of rights and obligations and how these affect both individuals and communities.
b. Understanding that individuals, organizations and governments have responsibilities to ensure that rights are balanced, supported and protected.
c. Investigating ways in which rights can compete and conflict, and understanding that hard decisions have to be made to try and balance these.


Activity 1:
Ask the students to list some of the rights that they have in the UK, using the PowerPoint presentation TRU_KS3_Cit_Rights_L4 as a starter.
Distribute copies of the three case studies between the groups.
Each group has to read through the case study and identify the human rights issues that are raised.
What are the issues that are conflicting with human rights law?