Summary publication

 Knowing You

Being Me: Knowing You: an innovative human rights curriculum resource

A partnership project with Community Languages Australia

On 3 July 2010, the Being Me: Knowing You human rights curriculum resource was launched at the Victorian State Community Language Schools Conference. Click here to read the media release.

Being Me: Knowing You is designed for 11-15 year olds enrolled in community language schools.

The aim of the curriculum package is to increase student awareness of everyday human rights and discrimination and its impact on people and communities, while learning to speak their community language.

The resource contains take-home activities for students to work on with their families. Students are encouraged to respectfully engage with their family about the human rights messages learned in class. This is an innovative way of accessing hard-to-reach communities within the home, described as the ‘kitchen table concept’.

The master English version of the resource is available to download here:

Student Workbook

Teacher Manual

Student Homebook

Parent Guide

Resource Leader Handbook


Arabic versions

Arabic versions of the resource are available to download here

The Commission encourages interested community language schools to translate the resource into additional languages.

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