Why Comics?

Why Comics?

Why Comics? Education Charity brings contemporary humanitarian and social issues (such as racism, conflict, migration, bullying, trafficking and climate change) into the classroom through interactive literary comic books based on real-life testimony.

Torture

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.

Letterbox Library

Letterbox Library is a not-for-profit social enterprise and co-operative that has been running for nearly 30 years and specialises in multicultural and inclusive children’s books. Their books are sourced from a range of UK and overseas publishers and

Something Else

This is a very simple story, about a small creature who does his best to join in with the others. But he’s different. No matter how he tries, he just doesn’t belong.

Sazia’s Story

This secondary teaching resource aims to raise awareness of the issue of early and forced marriages. Its starting point is a short animated film based on the true story of a young British girl whose family tried to force her into marriage.

Justice and Fairness

This teaching resource from the British Red Cross allows students aged 14-16 to explore issues of fairness and justice through the lens of international humanitarian law (IHL). It helps students see the bigger picture in conflict situations and approach controversial issues through different perspectives.

Issues Series

A series of photocopiable resource books which aim to “improve awareness of today’s social issues”. Each one covers a variety of different opinions on the subject in question, drawing information from a wide range of sources.

Right Here, Right Now

This resource contains a set of 12 tried and tested lesson plans designed to teach citizenship from a human rights perspective, and encourages students to explore the role of human rights in everyday life.