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Religious Education


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Social Justice:


Overview:
Week by week plan (from curriculum):


archived:


Task 1:
Make a mindmap of words "Social Justice" using Xmind.
Start with social justice as the key term, then use TAB to create the categories of social justice.

As a class first discuss, then decide which were the most pressing social issues.
Find definitions of these words. Include them in the text bubble containing the issue.

Select an issue each and find out information about it.
Explain to the person next to you why this issue is important to you.

One example of what the mind map could look like is shown below... thanks to 8P :)
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Task 2: Homework Task:
What social justice issues were identified in your class mind map?
Find a song which seeks to inform the public about one of the issues.. e.g.
Examples of issues include, but are not limited to... environmental, suicide, equal rights and a fair go, poverty, immigration, child abuse, equal opportunity, malnutrition...
Check you mind map for more and to help you decide which issue you will investigate :) justiceleague.jpeg

Each person is to find their own song (although issues may overlap).
Copy the lyrics and explain their meaning.
Choose 1 verse and chorus only.

Teacher file: this table can be used to keep track of who decided on which issue and which song :)

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Create a Keynote
Slide 1: Title: State the Issue rightsofchild.jpeg
Slide 2: Background info about the issue, including facts
Slide 3: Lyrics from 1 verse and the chorus
Slide 4: Describe the social justice message in the lyrics
Slide 5: Explain the meaning of the lyrics to your life.
Slide 6: Why is this song special to you?

Include photos, song...

Save your keynote on a USB.
Use your keynote to support you as you explain song and how it addresses a social justice issue in front of class.
You will be allowed to play just the verse and lyrics you have spoken about.

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Task 3: Homework Task

Aim:
  • To develop an understanding and appreciation of human rights in a global context.
  • To identify which human right is violated in a senario.
  • To find similarities and links between the universal declaration of human rights and catholic social teaching.
  • To apply one of the UN rights of the child to a circumstance in their everyday lives.

What are the teachers looking for:
  • written response, or visual presentation demonstrating the understanding and skills above.

Teacher resources:


Learning activities:
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  • The 30 Articles of Human Rights
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36CUlaqmFi4
  • Photocopies of UN declaration of Human Rights.
  • Decide as a group which are the three most important human rights. Highlight these.
  • Write the most important of these (in your opinion) on your poster.
  • Rabbit Proof Fence: Forced Removal Scene
  • UN Rights of the child: identify which rights of the child are most important to you and as a group. Highlight. Communicate.
  • Discuss why these human rights are important at home.
  • Which school rules support these rights?
  • Where could school rules go further?








Task 4: Homework Task
Watch the "Go back to where you came from" (available of clickview) in class.



Use the questions in the file above to think about what you have seen in the film.
Write a response to each in silence and then share with the class.






Task 5: Assessment Task
Week 9 (beginning 11 June)

Plan, script, act-out and create a 60 second film on a social justice issue of your choice.
  • watch a collection of short videos which you can use as examples.
  • working in groups 3 - 4 students.
  • find a film competition for students where you can win something by uploading your film :P



Resources: check out SIMON... some of the resources you will find there include...





Creative Task

Research the social justice issue in the film, then create an online poster using Glogster (www.edu.glogster.com)
Your poster should review a social justice issue using...
  • text (e.g. your thoughts, poetry, slogans, historical evidence, the story of the film)
  • images (e.g. from the film, historical, art, creative, film, cartoons, drawings, film clips, interviews)
  • music and / or interview comments



Check out Glogster for ideas


RE SOCIAL JUSTICE LETTER

Go onto the Caritas Website and choose a country that Caritas works in.
PRETEND THAT YOU ARE AN IMPOVERISED PERSON FROM THE COUNTRY YOU HAVE RESEARCHED.

WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR REAL SELF.
YOU SHOULD TELL YOUR STORY (TO YOUR REAL SELF).
YOU SHOULD DETAIL A DAY IN YOUR LIFE:

What are the social justice issues that you have to live with every day?
Eg:

WHAT FOOD YOU EAT?
HOW YOU MAKE A LIVING/ IF YOU MAKE A LIVING?
HOW YOU GET WATER?
DO YOU HAVE CLEAN WATER?
HOW DO YOU SURVIVE?
DO YOU HAVE AN EDUCATION?
IS YOUR COUNTRY WAR TORN?

WHAT HELP IS THERE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?
ARE YOU DISCRIMATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, RELIGION OR ANOTHER PREJUDICE?
IN THE LETTER YOU MUST ALSO EXPLAIN
HOW YOUR REAL SELF COULD HELP YOU.

Questions:
1. WHAT IS THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE?
2. HOW DOES THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE AFFECT PEOPLE IN YOUR COUNTRY?
3. WHY IS THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE OCCURING IN YOUR COUNRTY?
4. WHAT HELP/AID IS AVAILABLE?
5. HOW DO PEOPLE DEAL/LIVE WITH THE SOCAIL JUSTICE ISSUE?

Pretend that you are a person from the impoverished country that you have chosen.
Write a letter to yourself.

Find an article on Social Justice and explore it. (e.g. Detention Centres).
  • What is the issue?
  • How did it come about?
  • What solutions are possible?
  • Own thoughts?