Resource

Children’s Rights

Overview

In this lesson pupils will learn that there are specific rights for children which are set out in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child.

Pupils will learn about the evolution of these rights through studying the life and works of Eglantyne Jebb who was the founder of Save the Children and author of the first declaration of children’s rights.

Pupils will then consider how their rights are met at school and how they can contribute to a culture in which children’s rights are valued and upheld.

More Lessons resources

Lessons, Community, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS1 (ages 5-7)

Taking Responsibility

This lesson is based around the clever traditional poem about four children named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. It introduces children to the idea of taking responsibility in the context…

Lessons, Relationships, KS1 (ages 5-7)

Tongue: The Power of Words

In this lesson pupils will read a tale adapted from Carib tradition which tells of how words can be used for good or bad. In discussion, pupils will consider the…

Lessons, Diversity and Inclusion, KS2 (ages 7-11)

My Community

During this lesson pupils consider what we mean by the word community and are challenged to think about all the different community groups they belong to and how it feels…

More Social action/Active Citizenship resources

Lessons, Social action/Active Citizenship, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Using Technology for Good

In this lesson pupils will consider the multiple uses of technology and how technology can be used to solve problems. Pupils will be introduced to the example of Trevor Baylis,…

Lessons, Diversity and Inclusion, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Martin Luther King: Sacrificing All for the Dream

This lesson looks at discrimination against African Americans in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement and how Martin Luther King achieved change through peaceful…

Lessons, Relationships, Social action/Active Citizenship, KS1 (ages 5-7)

The Selfish Little Red Hen

In this lesson pupils will read and discuss the tale of the Selfish Little Red Hen who does not offer her friend any help as she prepares for a party.…

More Understanding Rules & The Law resources

Lessons, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Conflicting Rights

In this lesson pupils will revisit their knowledge of human rights to consider situations in which people’s rights may appear in conflict with one another. Pupils will debate how they…

Lessons, Relationships, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Relationships and the Law

During this lesson pupils explore the concept of marriage and civil partnerships focusing on the fact that they are a legal commitment between two people and what this means. Pupils…

Lessons, Politics and Democracy, KS1 (ages 5-7)

Where do you Stand?

In this lesson pupils will learn to express whether they agree or disagree with an idea. Pupils will then be introduced to the concept of weighing up arguments by considering…

More KS2 (ages 7-11) resources

Assemblies, Health and Wellbeing, KS2 (ages 7-11)

The Gift of Hope

During this assembly pupils are told the ancient Greek myth, Pandora's Box. Pupils use the story to reflect on how hope can sustain us through difficult times.

Lessons, Politics and Democracy, Social action/Active Citizenship, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Why Do We Have Rules?

During this lesson pupils will explore why we need laws and how they are made. They will learn about the different roles of parliament, government and the justice system and consider…

Lessons, Economics, Money and Managing Resources, Politics and Democracy, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Why do we Pay Taxes? Part 2

During this lesson pupils will learn that councils are responsible for local spending decisions and can raise additional funds for public services through council taxes. Pupils will survey residents in…

Welcome to our new website! Have a look at our primary resources (Go-Givers)– now available here on our main website. Log in to reset your password or click ‘Join’ to find out more about how to access our free subscription