This practical resource is designed to support children and young people as they develop an understanding of the basic rights that we are all entitled to as humans. Diverse and inclusive, Blob figures have proven themselves to be a valuable way of sparking discussion of difficult topics through the universal means of body language and feelings.
Based upon the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, this book introduces 'Blob Trees', lines and images with prompt questions and activities to help children to consider concepts such as freedom of movement and speech, safety and equality. It encourages children to think about the ways in which they can apply human rights articles to their own lives, by treating others with kindness, fairness and respect.
Key features include:
- ‘How to use’ guides and prompt questions for each topic
- Simplified and child-friendly versions of all 42 human rights articles
- Photocopiable and downloadable worksheets designed to be used with individuals and groups of all sizes.
With clear and supportive guidance and a graduated approach, this is an essential tool for teachers and practitioners looking to support an understanding of human rights in children and young people. It will also be invaluable for any groups wishing to develop accreditation for UNICEF’s ‘Rights Respecting Schools’ Awards.
Table of Contents
Introduction How to use the Blobs How to ask open questions Blob Trees Blob Tree Human Rights Blob Tree Responsibility Blob Tree Disability Blob Tree Free Speech Blob Tree Privilege Blob Tree Kindness Blob Tree Unkindness Blob Tree Listening Drawing the Line Human Rights Responsibility Giving Touching Freedom of Religion Protection Inclusion Having a Voice Access to Information Right to Play Helpful Generous Freedom of Movement Right to Life Safety Appropriate Housing Education Appropriate Punishment Children’s Human Rights Articles 1 – 42 Articles Children’s Human Rights Blob Human Rights General Sheets Blob We Are All Equal Blob Don’t Discriminate Blob No Rights Blob Human Rights Blob Classroom – kind/unkind Blob Refugees Blob Unkind Playground Blob Home Life Blob Health Blob Trial Blob Pitch Blob Swimming Blob Human Rights Hierarchy Blob World Sheets Blob World Blob World 2 Blob Two Worlds Blob Priority Sheets Human Rights Squares Human Needs Squares Human Desires and Needs Squares Reflective Images for Human Rights
Pip Wilson is the author of over fifty books and the famous ‘Blob Tree’ tools, which can open the hardest heart, and is able to open up meaningful communication in all cultures and contexts. His work has ranged from street gangs, Hells Angels, people with drug and alcohol issues, and charity housing projects. He currently works as a freelance people worker, conducting groupwork/ training/ facilitation in the corporate and voluntary sectors. He believes that there is no such thing as a difficult person – only difficult behaviour.
Ian Long is an illustrator who has worked with Pip all of his adult life, drawing, creating and visualising ideas that they have imagined together since the early 1980s. He has been a youth and pastoral worker in Gloucestershire, a primary school teacher in West Sussex and Hampshire, a carer for his father who suffered with Alzheimer’s and is now working full time on books. He is married to Jane, and they have two beautiful adult daughters.