Education resources introducing human rights

Knowledge

Raise awareness of human rights in your classroom with the following educational activities and materials.

First Steps
First Steps (Welsh)

This fun and interactive resource is designed to support teachers to introduce human rights to children aged 3-5.

Learning about human rights in the primary school
Learning about human rights in the primary school (Welsh)

Download our pack of ten interactive lesson activities to help pupils understand their own human rights, foster attitudes of respect and develop skills to enable them to take action to defend human rights.

Learning about human rights in the secondary school
Learning about human rights in the secondary school (Welsh)

This comprehensive pack of eight lesson plans is full of exciting and innovative ways to teach human rights.

Special schools resource

Two lesson plans introducing students to concepts of fairness and unfairness, the human right of freedom of expression and Amnesty's work in this area.

Dreams of Freedom drama pack

This activity pack is full of creative ideas for using Amnesty's latest children's book, Dreams of Freedom, to explore human rights and the idea of freedom with students aged 7-11.

My Rights Passport
My Rights Passport (Welsh)

A colourful pocket-sized booklet of all the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Ideal for introductory lessons on human rights and to give to students to keep.

Human Rights and Solidarity (for ages 7-13)
Human Rights and Activism (for ages 14-19)

Resources for the COVID-19 crisis to learn about human rights and how to take action and show solidarity in the community. 

Posters

Universal Declaration of human rights poster
Universal Declaration of Human Rights poster (Welsh)
 

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A poster of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for your classroom.

Primary poster pack
Secondary poster pack

A pack of bright and colourful posters to introduce human rights into the classroom.

These rights are our rights poster
These rights are our rights (Welsh)

A bright and colourful A1 poster with 'chicks' illustrating the 30 rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Right up your street poster
Right up your street (Welsh)

Download this activity for pupils to investigate, and understand, how rights apply to everyday life by examining a street scene showing human rights in practice.

Freedom park poster

One of the wonderful images from the We Are All Born Free book made into a poster depicting Article 3 of the Universal Decleration of Human Rights: "We all have the right to life".

Books and Activities

Click on the following links to read more about these books. Each page includes accompanying teaching notes with lesson plans, discussion points and activities relating to the book.

Dreams of Freedom

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Based around Dreams of Freedom, these three activities are designed to introduce children to the idea of freedom and prompt engaging discussions about human rights.

We Are All Born Free

Downloadable activities to accompany this award-winning book of thirty beautiful illustrations that interpret our human rights for ages 5+.

My Little Book of Big Freedoms

These resources offer creative ways for young people to explore the rights in this book which aims to inspire everyone, young and old.

Imagine

This resource offers creative and interesting ways for young people to explore the issues raised in Imagine. This illustrated book follows a pigeon as she sets out on a journey to spread a message of hope and tolerance around the world. Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon’s iconic song, and illustrations by award-winning artist Jean Jullien.

Free? Stories celebrating human rights

Suggestions for discussion on individual stories as well as general ideas for considering the anthology as a whole.

Here I Stand

This resource offers a general writing activity and discussion questions about the short stories contained in Here I Stand. An anthology from Amnesty
International, exploring the rights and freedoms we enjoy in the 21st century…and those for which we still need to fight.

Online Learning

Introduction to Human Rights

Human rights – A Tool for Change

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This introductory course aims to provide you with a better understanding of the human rights system and invites you to turn yourself into an agent of change. 

Speaker Toolkit

Human Rights Act

This resource supports Amnesty Speakers to introduce students, aged 11-19, to the Human Rights Act.

Video

Amnesty's YouTube channel
Amnesty's Vimeo channel