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LIFE ORIENTATION

Grade 8

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER ORIENTATION

Module 24

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Activity:

To discuss the individual's rights and responsibilities

[LO 2.1]

Read this attentively

Each person has certain rights, for instance the right to education, the right to health care, etc. Your educator has probably introduced you to the Charter of Human Rights. Addendum 1 contains an excerpt from Chapter 2 of our Constitution, The Bill of Human Rights. Make use of this excerpt for this activity and also for the two activities that follow.

Rights go hand in hand with responsibilities. If a person has the right to education, that person also has the responsibility to grasp the opportunity and to learn! If a person has the right to health care, that person must play his or her role in ensuring a healthy lifestyle. Rights bring responsibilities.

As human beings, we have the following responsibilities:

A responsibility towards oneself to live healthily and happily;

A responsibility to be courteous to other people, including parents, educators and people from other cultures and beliefs.

A responsibility to make a positive contribution to the well-being of the community in which one lives.

A responsibility to be a good citizen.

A responsibility to contribute towards the well-being of the wider community and the environment.

From the above discussion it must be clear that no one can be an island.

1. Conduct a class discussion on the relationship between rights and responsibilities.

2. Express your personal opinion on the statement that follows, in your own words: "For each privilege that you have, there is a responsibility that you have to accept."

3. Refer to the Bill of Rights for help and complete the following table:

Table 1
I have a right to education I have the responsibility to perform to the best of my ability
……………………………………… ………………………………………
   
   
   
   

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LO 1

Promotion of HealthThe learner is able to make informed decisions concerning personal, community and environmental health.

We know this when the learner:

1.1 plans an action in which laws and/or policies for protecting environmental health are applied to address an environmental health issue;

1.2 critically analyses the causes of common diseases in relation to socio-economic and environmental

factors;

1.4 indicates that he/she is able to take responsible and informed decisions on personal and environmental safety; and;

1.5 examines a health and safety issue related to violence, and proposes alternatives to violence as well as counter-strategies.

Table 2
LO 2
Social DevelopmentThe learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to constitutional rights and responsibilities, and to show an understanding of diverse cultures and religions.
We know this when the learner:
2.1 discusses the violation of human rights and plans counter strategies;
2.2 explains how democratic processes can be employed to deal with local problems;
2.3 discusses how he / she would promote nation building in different contexts;
2.4 critically evaluates changes in cultural norms and values in terms of personal and community issues; and
2.5 is able to discuss the contributions made to social development by organisations from within different religions.
Table 3
LO 5
Orientation with Regard to the World of WorkThe learner will be able to make informed decisions about further study and career choices.
We know this when the learner:
5.1 identifies and discusses career and study choices and their corresponding requirements;
5.2 investigates career and study opportunities related to own interests and abilities.

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