Lesson 2: Rights and responsibilities

Exploring the links between rights and responsibilities

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To explore the links between rights and responsibilities

National curriculum

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L3. about the relationship between rights and responsibilities

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need additional explanation of freedom of expression and some specific examples.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to explain in more detail why there are some limitations on freedom of expression.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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