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Human Rights

By | Copyright Year:2014 | ISBN-13: 9780170262378

In an ideal world a book about human rights would simply deal with those rights that everybody on the planet enjoys because they are human. In the real world this book must show how societies have struggled and still struggle to achieve social justice. Humans are not perfect and therefore man's inhumanity to man has been evident throughout history; however, thanks to the efforts of individuals, groups, institutions and governments, mans humanity to man has also had a significant impact on people's lives and will continue to do so in the future.

Understanding past and present societies and considering future societies through a focus on human rights will help students participate as critical, active, informed and responsible citizens. How do people define and seek human rights? How do groups make decisions that impact on people's lives? How do people participate individually and collectively in response to community challenges? Human rights is integral to all the conceptual strands of the Social Sciences curriculum, and through all levels. Identity, culture, organisation, place, environment, continuity, change, economic world – none of these can be examined without reference to human rights.

While Human Rights sits firmly in the Social Studies strands, the concept of human rights is integral to the New Zealand curriculum. It is intrinsic in all its values key competencies, principles and learning areas. This book is accessible to all ability levels, especially Years 9 and 10, and encourages further research on student-orientated topics. It covers various settings, perspectives, processes, and essential skills while bringing into focus essential learning with New Zealand society.


1. Human Rights and You
2. Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
3. Human Rights and Violations
4. Human Rights and History
5. Human Rights and the Butcher of the Congo
6. Human Rights and Discrimination
7. Human Rights and Bullying
8. Human Rights and Hate Crimes
9. Human Rights and Persecution
10. Human Rights and Torture
11. Human Rights and Punishment
12. Human Rights and the Disappeared
13. Human Rights and Slavery
14. Human Rights and Segregation
15. Human Rights and Genocide
16. Human Rights and Anti-Semitism
17. Human Rights and Terrorism
18. Human Rights and Religion
19. Human Rights and Poverty
20. Human Rights and Refugees
21. Human Rights and Children
22. Human Rights and Amnesty International
23. Human Rights and Females
24. Human Rights and Indigenous People
25. Human Rights and the Treaty of Waitangi
26. Human Rights and Conflict
27. Human Rights and War
28. Human Rights and Methods of Getting Them
29. Human Rights and Role Models
30. Human Rights and Redress
31. Human Rights and Technology
32. Human Rights and the Future


Ruth Naumann is an experienced Social Studies teacher and the author of numerous social studies publications.


By | ISBN-13: 9780170262385
This teacher resource supports the Human Rights student book. It contains: • Comprehensive answers to all questions and activities in the Human Rights book • Extra sets of multi-choice questions • Additional document interpretation activities • Additional image-based questions • Word finds • Word wheels
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