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Human Rights

HUMAN RIGHTS in Class IID with Erasmus+ team members

On February 6, 2018  students of class IID took part in a civic education lesson given by teachers Aurelija Jazbutiene and Ilona Pociuviene „Human rights – what are they? Imaginary Country „.

The aim of the lesson:  to present the European Convention on Human Rights to the students and make them aware of the idea that rights are always based on needs.

Skills developed: team work, time management, reading and note taking, creativity, presentation skills.

The class was divided into three groups and the handouts of simplified ECHR were distributed to the students. The following scenario was presented:

„Imagine that you have found a new land where no one has ever lived. There are no laws or rules in that land. You and the other group members will be newcomers to this new region. You do not know what status you will have in this new land. ”

At first, the students independently made up a list of three rights that must be guaranteed to every resident of this new country. Then, they had to discuss their lists in the group and come up with 10 rights which the group considered to be the most important. Also they created a name for their country.

Each group presented their list of rights to the class.

Finally, the students compiled the class list, i.e. marked the rights that were repeated in the group lists.

At the end of the lesson there was a reflection.


February 27, 2018

A lesson in Class IID ‘Your Future, Work and Human Rights’ with Erasmus +teachers Aurelija Jazbutiene and Ilona Pociuviene

The aim: to make students think about their future and career choices from the perspective of human rights.


  1. At the start of the lesson the students wrote down their dream job/projession on one side of the paper by answering the given questions: What job would you like to do in the future? Why? What qualifications (not only academic) would you need for this job? Have you ever dreamt about a job where you wouldn‘t have to work?
  2. On the other side of the paper they wrote whether reality differs from the dream: What job do you expect to do in reality? Does reality differ from your dream? Do you live to work or do you work to live? What are the chances for people to get this job?
  3. Having answered the ‘Dream’ and ‘Reality’ questions, the students had to name which function in this job is related to human rights and their protection. They had a class discussion.
  4. In the second part of the lesson the students were divided into two groups and each group drew a shape of a person.
  5. One group had to write personality traits and skills that are vital for success if a person cares only about his own rights ignoring other people. The other group had to think about personality traits and skills important for success when equal human rights apply to every individual. All these were written on the body shapes they had cut.
  6. The results were presented to the class and discussed. Each student was asked to think what kind of person they would like be. The class reflected on the results of the lesson.

lesson 2 human rights (.pptx)