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Lesson 8 - What are human rights?


Through an interactive marketplace activity, students discover that we never have to choose our human rights, they belong to everybody in the world and every human right is needed to live and grow.

Download the teacher notes for the full lesson plan and guidance on how to deliver the activities.  

Learning objectives

  • Understand that human rights belong to everybody.
  • Understand that every human right is important for human beings to live and grow.

Subject links

  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Drama
  • Business and enterprise


Note: lesson timings are a suggestion only and will depend on your teaching style, student ability and length of discussion. You could choose to run some lessons across a double period.

Last updated: 29 Jan 2019