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Stage 2 Society and Culture
Topic 3: Global Issues
A Question of Rights
A topic to:
- explore the interrelationships between choice, rights, and responsibilities.
- appraise and explore the notion of fundamental human rights for all people in a globalising world.
- consider ways in which human rights have evolved and changed
- think about the ways in which the rights of one may work against the rights of others.
- explore notions of shared understanding of human rights in different contexts.
- consider the feelings of those continually marginalised because of particular characteristics (e.g. physical appearance, illness, age, gender, dress, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, political views, lack of access to technology, and lack of employment)
- examine the effects of discrimination, marginalisation, paternalism, prevailing stereotypes, and social policies on those who experience disadvantage.
- see that countries throughout the world share, and are connected by, media images of elections, warfare, and acts of terrorism. In this context, students may examine the interrelationships between social justice, civil responsibility, civil liberties, and the role of the state.
- explore conflict or tension over rights at a local level (e.g. censorship, police detention, unfair advertising, harassment, bullying, or terrorism).
- examine the roles of groups (such as the Australian Human Rights Commission, Link-Up services, and refugee associations) whose ethical aim is to protect human rights.
- consider how individuals may act to promote human rights.
The following questions will give you a start at thinking about Human Rights in Australia and across the world.
Human Rights Watch
Watch these two YouTube videos on Human Rights