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Words That Burn

Words That Burn is a national project developed by Amnesty International and The Poetry Hour, which challenges young people to make a difference through poetry and use that medium to explore and express human rights.

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Imagine Teaching Resource

Amnesty International has developed teaching activities for primary school to accompany an illustrated book featuring John Lennon’s song ‘Imagine’, which imagines a world at peace.

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  • Book (£12.99)
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Learning about human rights in the Primary School

This free booklet from Amnesty International UK provides a set of 10 interactive lessons for primary schools. It helps provide pupils with an understanding of their own human rights and the values and attitudes that underpin them.

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Amnesty International have developed three downloadable resource sheets that include a global dimension to studying gender issues. The first is ‘Global Gender Inequality’, the second ‘Violence Against Women’ and the third is ‘Claiming Women’s Rights’

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My Little Book of Big Freedoms

Created for Amnesty International by Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, this little book is full of beautiful, hopeful pictures interpreting our freedoms.

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This children’s book has 17 quotations by human rights heroes about many different aspects of freedom: the freedom to have an education; to not be hurt or tortured; the freedom to have a home and the freedom to be yourself. All quotations are in simple words that can be understood by young children.

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Two lesson plans which introduce students to concepts of fairness and unfairness, the human right of freedom of expression and Amnesty’s work in this area. Developed in consultation with teachers working in Special Schools.

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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.

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A series of activities for one or 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.

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This resource enables teachers to explore the human rights of sexual and gender minority groups with children and young people.

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Amnesty International has developed a range of teaching resources to accompany film screenings of films including:Slumdog Millionaire, Blood Diamond, The Kite Runner, Hotel Rwanda, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, Good and Persepolis.

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This award-winning book was originally published by Amnesty International to celebrate 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty has made a selection of free activities available to download, which complement this book.

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These two lesson plans provide a cross-curricular scheme of work for 14-16 year-olds. Students investigate the current issue of women’s rights in Egypt using images, up-to-date information and peer-learning.

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In this maths teaching resource from Amnesty International, a short film from Sierra Leone is used to introduce students to the human rights issue of death during childbirth.

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Using Fiction to Teach Human Rights

A very useful set of teaching notes from Amnesty International on using fiction to teach about human rights. Class discussion questions and activities are provided for a wide range of primary and secondary level books.

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Amnesty International’s Education for Human Dignity project engages with young people to raise awareness, inform debate and stimulate action to tackle the human rights abuses that drive and deepen poverty.

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This cross-curricular teachers’ pack contains eight Amnesty lesson plans to teach about human rights. They can be stand-alone or used in planning themed or drop-down days across the school. The accompanying CD-ROM contains all the resources together

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Engage students in literacy across the curriculum as they discover the power of writing letters for people whose rights and lives are at risk.

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Three short films of former child soldier Ishmael Beah telling his story to secondary school students, plus an activity sheet.

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‘I hope I can confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.’ These were the first words Anne Frank wrote in the diary she began 70 years ago. Amnesty and the

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