Taking action against prejudice
In this activity students consider the concept of respect as the basis of human rights.
- Introduce the concept of respect as the basis of human rights.
- Ask students to brainstorm the meaning of respect. Record students' responses on the board or on butcher's paper.
- Ask students to think of examples which might illustrate respect e.g. listening to others' opinions, treating others as you would like to be treated, helping people out etc. Record students' responses on the board or on butcher's paper.
- In small groups or individually, ask students to create or find images which represent respect in their school, community or town e.g. people from different backgrounds working or playing together, a time or event that celebrates diversity etc. Students may choose to draw images, create a collage, take photographs or make posters which illustrate the concept of respect.
- At the conclusion of the activity, display students' artwork in the classroom or library.
- This activity may be conducted during class time or over several sessions.
- Dictionaries (including bilingual dictionaries) may be provided to assist students with limited English in defining respect.
- Activity adapted from The Shot Competition, www.humanrights.gov.au/shot