Should we teach children about the conflict between personal rights and the rights of others?

Ages 12-13 : Challenging unfair family & cultural expectations

This teaching pack covers how family or cultural expectations could impact on someone's aspirations. It also suggests ways this can be challenged taking into consideration that the rights of an individual have to be balanced with the rights of others and the rule of law. Scenarios discussed include parental views on sectarianism, parental and community views on race, aspiration, and money. Some of the activities include 'pushy parenting' around academic achievement and why this is unfair.This pack contains the following activities:

  • What influences aspiration?
  • Influences ranking
  • Opposite forces
  • Challenging unfair expectations -part 1
  • Challenging unfair expectations-part 2
  • Family expectations and aspiration
  • Script challenge

This resource includes the following files:
  • Ages 12-13 Challenging unfair family & cultural expectations V2 Oct 21
Lesson plans are flexible allowing for differentiation and the accompanying PowerPoint presentations can be edited according to your needs.
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