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This is a site developed by UNICEF with particular relevance to the subject matter of rights and responsibilities in the classroom. The resource features a "My Back to School Charter" which lists some basic rights of students such as the right to learn, have fun and feel safe. Each right is adapted from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The resource also lists a corresponding responsibility for each student linked to each right.
A possible teaching idea is to review the Charter with students and discuss these rights and responsibilities in the classroom and their implications for expectations and behaviour in the classroom. Once the Charter was agreed to and understood by everyone, each student could put their name or palm print on the Charter which would then be displayed in the classroom as a poster.
A possible assessment task could involve students individually pictorially representing each right and responsibility, labelling each right and responsibility with simple key words and then matching each right to its corresponding responsibility. Such a task would enhance students' understanding of each right and responsibility, reinforce the relatedness of each right to its corresponding responsibility and assist in the literacy development of students. (see outcome RES1.5 English K-6 Syllabus (Board of Studies NSW, 1998).
Board of Studies NSW (1998). English K-6 Syllabus. Sydney: Board of Studies