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Here you will find a huge range of ideas, resources and support for teaching across different ages by human rights theme. Our resources are written by specialist advisors, they encourage engaged classroom discussions about human rights using creative approaches to understanding truth, freedom and justice.

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Here you will find a huge range of ideas, resources and support for teaching across different ages by human rights theme. Our resources are written by specialist advisors, they encourage engaged classroom discussions about human rights using creative approaches to understanding truth, freedom and justice.
Lesson pack for teachers: Women's Rights - Violence Against Women
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Lesson pack for teachers: Women's Rights - Violence Against Women

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Pack of six activities tailored to meet needs of different ages and curicula. Activities demonstrate widespread existence of violence against women, define these forms of violence and show what must be done to prevent it. Please bear in mind that some students may have witnessed or experienced violence against women. You may wish to display contact details for organisations that can offer help and support during your lessons.
Book: KS3 Citizenship - Right Here, Right Now
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Book: KS3 Citizenship - Right Here, Right Now

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Twelve lesson plans developed with the Ministry of Justice and the British Institute of Human Rights. Encourages students to explore the role of human rights in everyday life. Topics include poverty, discrimination, the UK Human Rights Act and, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Available.
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo
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Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

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Shadow, set partly in Afghanistan, partly at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre in the UK, is the story of Aman, an Afghan boy fleeing the horror of war. Told in his own words, it traces how Aman befriends a western dog which appears outside the caves where he lives with his mother. When Aman and his mother decide to make a bid for freedom, the dog, which Aman has called Shadow, will not leave them. Soon it becomes clear that the destinies of boy and dog are linked.
Activities: Slavery Today
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Activities: Slavery Today

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Activities for one or two lessons exploring trafficking, a modern day slave trade and one of the fastest growing forms of slavery. Explores how traffickers use deception or coercion to take people away from their homes and how victims are then forced into a situation of exploitation, such as forced labour or prostitution.
Human rights education: Refugees
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Human rights education: Refugees

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A human rights education resource focusing on refugees and asylum. For use with young people aged 11-16 across a range of subject areas or as part of a cross-curricular or drop-down day- updated August 2017.
Lesson plans: Torture
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Lesson plans: Torture

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Two one hour lessons for students to use UN Convention Against Torture definitions to judge which interrogation techniques amount to torture, then consider whether governments should be allowed to interrogate terrorist suspects using these methods.
In conversation with Ishmael Beah - Child Soldiers
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In conversation with Ishmael Beah - Child Soldiers

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Three short films of former child soldier Ishmael Beah telling his story to an audience of secondary school students in 2008. Ishmael was 13 when he became a child solider in Sierra Leone. Watch him tell his story then use activities to develop an empathetic response on which to build knowledge and understanding of this topic. This resource also includes a selection of extension activities that can be used as standalone lessons on the topic child soldiers, not related to Ishmael's story. Ishmael's story http://vimeo.com/52997926 Child soldiers in war http://vimeo.com/52999080 Pictures of his past http://vimeo.com/52997927 To order the DVD: Phone +44 (0)1788 545 553 Please quote product code ED119.
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce
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The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce

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Set in Bootle, north of Liverpool, the book tells of two refugee brothers from Mongolia who are determined to fit in with their new schoolmates while they apply to remain in the UK. A wonderful friendship develops between the boys and Julie, a Year 6 girl in her last term at primary school. When the boys suddenly disappear one day, Julie struggles to separate truth from fantasy.
Refugee Week at home - Bite size activities
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Refugee Week at home - Bite size activities

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Imagine is the theme for this year’s Refugee Week, 15-21 June, and here are three learning activities that will give your children an understanding of refugees. How would you welcome a newcomer into your community? Do you know about the rich heritage and diversity of people who call the UK ‘home’? As the Covid-19 pandemic separates families around the world, our local community plays an increasingly vital role in our daily lives – both as safety net and in contributing to our well-being. At this time, many of us are separated from loved ones. For refugees, this separation may have existed long before lockdown – and sadly may continue long after nations re-open their borders. Imagine if … … you have just moved into your home and neighbourhood. How would you feel? How would you want your new neighbours to welcome you? GET Paper, colour pencils DO Draw a map of your local area Include favourite places you would like to share with someone new to your area Include places they need to know about – like food shops, schools, libraries, playgrounds, doctors. Hello Everyone There are over 6,500 languages spoken around the world. Many of these are spoken in the UK alongside British Sign Language, English, Gaelic, Scots, Ulster Scots and Welsh. GET Paper, paint, colour pencils Google translate at https://translate.google.co.uk** DO Research how to say hello in as many different languages as you can find. Include languages that use different alphabets. Create a colourful poster of different ways to say hello. Display your poster in the window. **Freedom to choose ** People in the UK are a mixture of different nationalities and of different faiths and no faith. This can show in how we dress, where we worship, and how we live our daily lives. GET Jessica Souhami’s illustration of our freedom of belief DO Explore the illustration: How many ways can you find that people are expressing their religion through what they are wearing? Which buildings in the picture could be used for group prayer and worship? People can choose to pray and worship privately, in small groups and in large groups. Look at the picture again, where in the picture could people choose to pray and worship? WATCH A range of the Class Clips to learn about some of the different religions followed here in the UK (BBC Bitesize KS1 Religious Education Class Clips) More activities and virtual events on Refugee Week’s Imagine. Refugee Week is an annual UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. 15-21 June 2020. Share your artwork with us by emailing hre@amnesty.org.uk or using the hashtags #RefugeeWeek2020 #bitesizeHRE. Amnesty’s education work is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The Voices of Silence by Bel Mooney
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The Voices of Silence by Bel Mooney

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Flora Popescu’s parents are planning to defect when daily life suddenly brings frightening changes – some linked to a friendship between Flora and a new boy at school. Unlike his poor classmates, Daniel dresses and eats well, and his father ranks high in the secret police. Flora slowly realises that her father is in danger and only she can save him from the secret police.
Lesson plans: Travellers' Rights
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Lesson plans: Travellers' Rights

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A series of activities for one-two lessons to explore conflicting views on the land rights of Traveller groups, with a main activity to explore and try to resolve the issues through role-play and discussion.
Lesson plans: Torture (Welsh)
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Lesson plans: Torture (Welsh)

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Two Welsh language one-hour lessons for students to use UN Convention Against Torture definitions to judge which interrogation techniques amount to torture, then consider whether governments should be allowed to interrogate terrorist suspects using these methods.
Activity Pack: LGBTI Rights
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Activity Pack: LGBTI Rights

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This resource enables teachers to explore the human rights of sexual and gender minority groups with primary, secondary and FE students. The pack consists of six activities, a list of useful organisations, a summary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an information sheet on sexual orientation and gender identity and a list of curriculum links. This activity pack can be used with the following resources: LGBTI Q&A: www.amnesty.org.uk/resources/lgbti-questions-and-answers Teaching notes for 'Two weeks with the Queen' by Morris Gleitzman. Part of our Fiction and Human Rights series: www.amnesty.org.uk/fiction-and-human-rights
Kate Greenaway Shortlist 2017 - Teaching resources
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Kate Greenaway Shortlist 2017 - Teaching resources

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Amnesty and CILIP, the library and information association, are working to develop children’s understanding of human rights through the outstanding books shortlisted for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals. All the books are also eligible for the Amnesty CILIP Honour, for illuminating, upholding or celebrating human rights. The Medals and Honour winners will be announced on 19th June. We have created special Story Explorer resources to help adults, young people and children explore the human rights values at the heart of all the shortlisted books. www.amnesty.org.uk/education www.amnesty.org.uk/amnesty-cilip-honour-carnegie-and-kate-greenaway-story-explorer-resources-2017
Dreamland by Lily Hyde
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Dreamland by Lily Hyde

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This is a compelling story about the Crimean Tatars’ struggle to reclaim the land from which they were exiled in World War II. All her life, Safi’s parents dreamed of returning to her grandpa’s native village in Crimea. But they end up exchanging their sunny Uzbekistan house for a squalid camp where no one welcomes them. The story explores how the struggle threatens to tear Safi’s family apart, and asks if this strange land can ever become home.