IPCC - Do we need a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities?

IPCC - Do we need a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities?

Lesson 14 of 15 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 12
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Civics and Citizenship
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Lesson summary

Students consider their responsibilities for combating climate change to protect people’s right to live, amongst other actions. They develop a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities to encourage people to take sustainable actions. 

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • develop a sense of global responsibility.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • debate whether individuals have a responsibility to protect the human rights of others
  • consider whether people's right to life is threatened by climate change inaction
  • create a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Year 7 Civics and Citizenship:

  • How values, including freedom, respect, inclusion, civility, responsibility, compassion, equality and a ‘fair go’, can promote cohesion within Australian society (ACHCK052)

Relevant parts of the Year 7 Civics and Citizenship achievement standards: Students explain the diverse nature of Australian society and identify the importance of shared values in promoting a cohesive society

General capabilities: LiteracyCritical and Creative Thinking

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Lead discussions with students, and support them in independent work and thinking

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Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Empathy
  • Creativity
  • Global citizenship
  • Leadership

Additional Info

Cool would like to thank the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation for generously supporting the development of these lessons.

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