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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.
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.
Book and activities: We Are All Born Free
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Book and activities: We Are All Born Free

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Downloadable activities to accompany the award-winning book We Are All Born Free of thirty beautiful illustrations that interpret our human rights for ages 5+. We Are All Born Free can be ordered from the Amnesty shop or primary schools across the UK can claim a free copy of We Are All Born Free, thanks to acclaimed actor Emma Thompson and other generous donors: www.amnesty.org.uk/resources/book-activities-we-are-all-born-free
Human Rights Through Film
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Human Rights Through Film

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Resources to accompany film screenings of Slumdog Millionaire, Blood Diamond, The Kite Runner, Hotel Rwanda, Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, Good and Persepolis including: Blood Diamond (15+) A comprehensive teaching resource including lesson plans, drawings by child soldiers and much more to support an indepth study of the film and the issues it raises. The Kite Runner (12+) Additional companion guide including activities and lessons to engage students in a discussion of complex issues such as ethnic diversity, gender inequality, and the interplay between upper and lower socio-economic and political classes in Afghanistan. Hotel Rwanda (12+) Three lessons and various activities for teachers to use in conjunction with a screening of the film.
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.
Resource pack: Poverty + Human Rights
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Resource pack: Poverty + Human Rights

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Explore the impact of poverty, and the changes needed to ensure everyone’s right to live with dignity with three lessons, an assembly and films about residents of a Kenyan community and their fight for human rights. Lesson 1 Film - Deep Sea: http://vimeo.com/6718856 Lesson 3 film - Nyamalo interview: http://vimeo.com/6719726
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.
Poetry and Human Rights: Words That Burn - Session 3
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Poetry and Human Rights: Words That Burn - Session 3

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Cover Image The Little Boy With His Hands Up © Universal History Archive/Rex/Shutterstock Session 3 - freedom In this session we explore a photo from World War II that inspired a famous poem, The Boy With His Hands Up by Yala Korwin. Students explore how to use language to take a stand after reading poetry written in response to injustice. After looking at human rights law, students write a poem in response to a photograph of a human rights violation. About Words that Burn Words That Burn challenges you to take action for human rights through poetry. Using this resource secondary schools can explore human rights through poetry, with 10 free educational resources designed to help students develop their own writing and performance style. This is national project to explore and express human rights through poetry by Amnesty International in partnership with Cheltenham festivals. You can find more information about the project and lessons exploring human rights and poetry on the Amnesty website.
Learning About The Death Penalty resource pack
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Learning About The Death Penalty resource pack

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This resource is designed to be balanced and facilitate open debate and discussion for and against the death penalty for students aged 14+. It includes activities and facts to explore the death penalty. It looks at the arguments in favour and against, and asks how capital punishment has become a human rights issue. Students can also examine the impact of living on death row and consider whether it is fair to sentence children to death. The resource includes an assembly script and debate. It also uses films, case studies and data for young people to write about. Amnesty opposes the use of the death penalty in all cases and for all crimes, whether someone is innocent or guilty. This resource and many others are available on the Amnesty website at www.amnesty.org.uk/education To order the older hard copy version of this pack: Phone 01788 545 553 and quote the code ED135 (some facts and statistics may be out of date) The older version is also available in Welsh and Arabic language.
Chalkline by Jane Mitchell
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Chalkline by Jane Mitchell

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Soldiers of the Kashmir Freedom Fighters are in search of new recruits at nine-year-old Rafiq’s school in rural Kashmir. They scrawl a line in chalk on the schoolroom wall. Any boy whose height reaches the line will be taken to fight. Rafiq is tall for his age and becomes the first boy to cross into a life of brutality and terrorism. So begins Rafiq’s transformation from child to boy soldier, indoctrinated into a cause of fanatical belief. But even when he no longer recognises himself, his family remembers the boy he was and hopes he will return.
Power of the Pen
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Power of the Pen

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Amnesty International Literacy and Human Rights Resource. Empower students to take action for current up-to-date human rights issues by writing letters and developing key literacy skills. Resource contains powerpoint, current case study scaffolded reading and writing worksheets, lesson plans and teacher notes. Available in two versions for KS2 and KS3.
Learning about human rights in the primary school
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Learning about human rights in the primary school

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Download our pack of ten interactive lesson activities to help pupils aged 5-11 understand their own human rights and the values and attitudes that underpin them. Subjects include global and fair trade, poverty and inequality, identity and children’s rights. This resource pack will help to foster attitudes of respect and an appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual. Pupils will also develop skills to enable them to take action to defend human rights. Also available in Welsh. This resource and many others are available on the Amnesty website at www.amnesty.org.uk/education
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.
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.
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
Revolution is not a dinner party
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Revolution is not a dinner party

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Written by Ying Chang Compestine, this is a powerful story of a girl who comes of age during China’s Cultural Revolution (1966-1969). Nine-year-old Ling leads a happy life with her parents, both dedicated doctors. Comrade Li, one of Mao’s political officers, moves into their apartment and creates an atmosphere of increasing mistrust in which Ling begins to fear for her family’s safety. Over four years, and despite witnessing many horrors, Ling not only survives, but blooms.
Poetry and Human Rights: Words That Burn - Session 2
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Poetry and Human Rights: Words That Burn - Session 2

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Session 2 - being me In this session Dean Atta shows there are many ways to be a poet. After reading and discussing his poem I Come From, which raises interesting questions about identity, students collaborate to tell their own stories. About Words that Burn Words That Burn challenges you to take action for human rights through poetry. Using this resource secondary schools can explore human rights through poetry, with 10 free educational resources designed to help students develop their own writing and performance style. This is national project to explore and express human rights through poetry by Amnesty International in partnership with Cheltenham festivals. You can find more information about the project and lessons exploring human rights and poetry on the Amnesty website.