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Task: Expository Essay on the Rights and Freedoms of Indigenous Australians

Plan due by email this Friday, September 20 Essay to be written during holidays. Due date: Friday, October 11. Word Length: 1,000 words

Essay Topic: In the film Rabbit Proof Fence, many human rights are taken away from Indigenous Australians. Use your knowledge of the UN Charter of Human Rights and other sources (including the film) to discuss which rights have been infringed. Discuss the experiences of another group of people who endure discrimination through the loss of their basic rights and freedoms. Use your notes or other sources to help with this discussion. Compare this to the experience of Indigenous Australians. How are they similar? How are they different? How to complete this task:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Read the Essay Topic (above) Read through the Essay Writing Guide. Do your Background Reading. Take notes as you read using the Record of Research Notes table. Complete dot points for your introduction and conclusion and topic sentences for your body paragraphs.

Essay Writing Guide NOTE: USE TEEL for BODY


Introduction UN Charter, background to rights and freedoms of Indigenous Australians, list the rights that were infringed, compare to one other group that has had their rights infringed with accordance to UN Charter what is similar, what is different. What significant developments have taken place for Indigenous Australians rights and freedoms? Body Paragraph 1 Philosophy behind the United Nations and its orgins. Explanation of the UN Charter for Human Rights. Why does the UN Charter for Human Rights exist? Who is it supposed to protect? Why is it necessary?

What is Australias connection to the UN?

Body Paragraph 2 How were Indigenous Australians rights infringed according to the UN Charter for Human Rights? List, explain and refer to the film as an example. Stolen Generation Civil Rights freedom rides Tent Embassy READ TEXTBOOK Land Rights eddie mabo, Vincent langiari

Body Paragraph 3 Compare how another groups rights were infringed. Compare with UN Charter and also with the experience of rights violations of Indigenous Australians. Civil Rights in America outline the background to the conflict Explain how black Americans rights were violated according to UN Charter What similarities are there of the struggles between black Australians and black Americans What differences are there of the struggles between black Australians and black Americans

Body Paragraph 4 How have the rights and freedoms of Indigenous Australians improved over the years? What breakthroughs have taken place? What rights and freedoms still need to be improved? Reconciliation Health Education Housing

Conclusion Address the overall significance of the UN Charter, address its effectiveness in terms of creating a more egalitarian Australia and world (return to your comparison of the other group). Recap the violations of rights and recap what improvements have been made for Indigenous Australians. What is your vision for the current and next generations of Indigenous Australians? What can Australians learn from the past?

Background Reading
Jacplus: For Paragraph 1 3.2, 4.4, For Paragraph 2 4.2, 4.3, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, your notes on Rabbit Proof Fence For Paragraph 3 3.8, 4.4 For Paragraph 4 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.12, 4.13

Record of Research Notes


Points to be covered Paragraph 1 Philosophy of UN Explanation of the Charter of Human Rights Why does the UN Charter for Human Rights exist? Who is it supposed to protect? Why is it necessary? What is Australias connection to the UN? Paragraph 2 How were Indigenous Australians rights infringed according to the UN Charter for Human Rights? Stolen Generation Civil Rights Tent Embassy Land Rights Paragraph 3 Civil Rights in America outline the background to the conflict Explain how black Americans rights were violated according to Notes on the points (in your own words, dot pointed) Evidence to support your ideas Primary and Secondary Sources Keywords to use in your discussion

UN Charter What similarities are there of the struggles between black Australians and black Americans What differences are there of the struggles between black Australians and black Americans Paragraph 4 How have the rights and freedoms of Indigenous Australians improved over the years? What breakthroughs have taken place? What rights and freedoms still need to be improved? Health Education Housing

Essay Plan. REMEMBER: USE TEEL


Introduction Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4 Paragraph 5 Conclusion What are your 4 main points to the essay? Topic Sentence: Topic Sentence: Topic Sentence: Topic Sentence: Topic Sentence: How effective has the UN Charter for HR been? What is your vision for future generations of Indigenous Australians?

What can Australians learn from the past?