Prisoners of conscience
Through learning about prisoners of conscience and the 'disappeared' students can explore basic human rights, including the right to assembly, the right to a fair trial, and the right to freedom of speech and religious expression.
It may be useful to refer to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights when studying this topic.
Curriculum: KS2-3 Citizenship, English, RE + related subjects
Prisoners of conscience and the 'disappeared' suffer a denial of basic human rights. The right to a fair trial and to be free from arbitrary arrest and detention, the right to freedom of religious belief and freedom of opinion and expression are all necessary within a modern democracy, and yet are all too often denied to individuals around the world today. Students can explore these issues in a simple way by reading and reflecting upon the award-winning story A Long Way to Cherry Time.
Download: A Long Way To Cherry Time (html) | Questioning the text (pdf)