Chapter 4.5 (SST I)

Human Rights

Activity 1: Group work

  1. Using digital resources and other materials, discuss the meaning of human rights.
  2. Share with the class what you have found out.

Basic human Rights in Kenya

Activity 2: Work in pairs

Study the messages on the tree diagram and answer the questions that follow.

  1. Identify the basic human rights shown in the tree diagram.
  2. Using digital resources and other materials, find out other basic rights.
  3. Share your findings in class.

Key points

  • Human rights are the freedoms and privileges that belong to us from birth. They cannot be taken away from us.
  • Basic human rights are those rights which are very important and necessary. They are listed in the Bill of Rights of our constitution.

Importance of human Rights in the society

Activity 3: Work as a class

Resource person

Read the conversation and answer the questions that follow.

Madam Loice: Hello children. Today we have a visitor, Mrs. Shah, who

is going to talk to us about the importance of human

rights. Welcome Mrs. Shah.

Mrs. Shah: Hello children. Human rights make us to be different from

other animals. We are the only ones who enjoy them.

Jane: Apart from making us unique, do they help us in any

other way?

Mrs. Shah: Human rights enable us to live in peace and harmony in

our society. They also promote equality in the society.

This is because they encourage us to treat all human

beings with dignity and respect.

Kelly: Do human rights contribute to democracy?

Mrs. Shah: Human rights give us important information that helps

us to practise democracy in the society. This enables

us to enjoy our freedoms and work hard to develop

our society. Now children, find out more about the

importance of human rights.

Children: Thank you, Mrs. Shah.

  1. Identify the importance of human rights to our society from the conversation.
  2.  Using the internet, textbooks and other sources, discuss the importance of human rights in our society.

Key points

  • Human rights are important because they promote peace, democracy and rule of law.
  • When human rights are respected, it enables us to live with dignity.

Creating of awareness on the Importance of respecting Human Rights in Society

Read the messages on the posters.

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)

Activity 4: Work on your own

  1. Discuss the messages shown in the posters (a) to (f).
  2. Make posters to create awareness on the importance of human rights in the society.

Remember

Human rights are important because they help us to live in peace and harmony. As citizens, we should love and respect one another and learn to promote a peaceful, safe and healthy environment.

New words garden

  1. Using a dictionary, find out the meaning of the following new words and phrase:
    1. privilege
    2. basic human right
    3. freedom
    4. violate
  2. Make a sentence using each of the new words and phrase in (1).

Activity 5: Work as a class

Poem

Recite the poem below.

Oh my dear

What is more important than you?

You promote unity in the society,

We are free because of you,

We can say what we want,

Worship the way we want,

Human rights.

We feel secure because of you,

We exploit our talents because of you,

You have made our society be very open,

Our society is very open because of you,

Thank you my dear continue being alive in our society.

  1. Write a poem on the importance of human rights in your community
  2. Recite the poem you have written to the class.

Activity 6: Take home

Work with your parent or guardian

  1. Find out from your parent or guardian how people in your community protected human rights in the past.
  2. Share in class your findings

Activity 7: Group work

My community

  1. Compose songs and poems on the importance of human rights in the society.
  2. Sing and recite them during public holidays in your community.

Activity 8: Work on your own

Digital zone

Search from the internet about the importance of human rights in Kenya.

Activity 9: Work in pairs

Project

  1. Make a chart to show the basic human rights in Kenya.
  2. Display your chart in class.

Assessment Exercise 23

1. Human rights are?

2.List basic human rights in Kenya

  1. Give reasons why human rights are important in Kenya.

3. Identify the basic human rights in Kenya from the following list.

  • Right to education
  • Right to revenge
  • Right to choose your school
  • Right to destroy the environment
  • Right to die
  • Right to food

4. Basic human rights can be taken away from us

5. How can we promote respect for human rights in our society?

6. What should we do when our basic rights are violated?

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