Amnesty's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the landmark document that provides an international set of principles relating to human dignity and justice.
The following resources include activities for exploring human rights concepts, laws and principles across the age ranges.
Powerpoint: Introduction to Amnesty
Age group: 11+
Download: Powerpoint (12.4 MB) | Powerpoint (Welsh) (17.1 MB)
Resource Book: Right Here, Right Now
Age: KS3/ Adaptable
Curriculum: Citizenship (England)/ Adaptable
Product code: ED130
A resource book of 12 lesson plans to facilitate effective teaching and learning about human rights, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is intended to help teachers bring human rights to life, enabling them to explore concrete issues such as poverty and discrimination with students and to facilitate challenging debates.
This resource was produced by a partnership of the Ministry of Justice and the British Institute of Human Rights, supported by the Department of Children, Schools and Families and Amnesty International.
Resource Book: Making Human Rights Real
Subject: Citizenship (LLW curriculum, Northern Ireland)/ Adaptable
A resource book of 15 lesson plans written for the KS4 Citizenship LLW curriculum in Northern Ireland, produced by Amnesty in association with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. The activities can be adapted for use in other national curricula subjects across the UK, and for Post-16 education. The resource covers:
- Human rights law, history, values
- Human rights concepts - e.g. balancing conflicting rights
- The proposed Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland
- The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- An overview of how to use a human rights approach to teaching other citizenship issues (diversity, democracy, equality, social justice)
- Teaching controversial issues and taking action for human rights
Download: Making Human Rights Real (pdf)
New Poster: Right Up Your Street
Age group: Key Stages 1-3
A beautifully drawn A2 poster of an everyday street-scene. Can you spot the human rights scenarios? Can be used with Activity 7 in our free pack 'Learning about human rights in primary schools', and with Activity 5 in Our World, Our Rights.
Download: Right Up Your Street: Illustration (pdf)
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Activity pack: Putting Human Rights on the Map
Age group: 11-16
Students will use Geography skills to explore human rights issues in both a local and global context. All activities are curriculum linked and will enable geography teachers to fulfill cross-curricular Citizenship requirements.
Resource: Putting Human Rights on the Map (pdf) | Right Up Your Street: Illustration (pdf)
PDF: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Age group: All
The UDHR adopted and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (pdf) English
Datganiad Cyffredinol O Hawliau Dynol (pdf) Cymraeg
United Nations website - the UDHR in over 300 languages
Age group: Primary and secondary versions available please state which you require
Product Code: Primary: YA731 | Secondary: YA279
A poster of the UDHR for your classroom.
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