Thinking Rights: what happens when rights seem to conflict

Author: UNICEF
Categories: Education and Leisure and Cultural Activities

2nd April 2007

Thinking Rights is a school resource pack for ages 11-16 that builds on pupils' previous experience of working on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

The main aim of this resource is to encourage young people to develop concepts and skills that will improve their thinking about the nature of human rights. This approach provides structures to help the teaching of thinking skills and opinion forming, as well as speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The activities encourage children to be more reasonable - 'that is, ready to reason and be reasoned with'.

There are fifteen ready-to-use classroom activities. Each activity provides extension activities which can be used for pupils wishing to take their learning further, or for homework.