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Human Rights in the Classroom

Teaching human rights topics doesn't need to be complex…..

3 May is World Press Freedom Day

·Use the information in 'Lets talk about Rights' to find out what our human rights are in Australia http://humanrights.gov.au/letstalkaboutrights/info/index.html

9 May is Vesak (Buddha) Day

·Use Tom Calma's media release at http://humanrights.gov.au/about/media/media_releases/2008/97_08.html to find out where religion and human rights overlap.

26 May is National Sorry Day

·Download the teaching resources from the Bringing them home education module, based on the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families

27 May marks the beginning of Reconciliation week

·Find out how we can take steps forward to make land rights a reality through the Native Title process http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/media/speeches/social_justice/2009/20090408_where.html

For further resources and ideas about teaching human rights go to http://www.humanrights.gov.au/education/resources/index.html.

If you, or someone you know has a human rights story, make a submission to the Human Rights Consultation. Refer to http://www.humanrights.gov.au/letstalkaboutrights/index.html#contact for details. Submissions close 15 June 2009.