Resource pack: Poverty + Human Rights

Explore the impact of poverty, and the changes needed to ensure everyone’s right to live with dignity with three lessons, an assembly and films about residents of a Kenyan community and their fight for human rights.

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Also available: Welsh language version

  • Assembly highlighting human rights issues in Deep Sea community.
  • Lesson 1: Poverty and Human Rights - Cover key poverty definitions and info, introduce the concept that poverty is a human rights issue and identify human rights abuses associated with poverty.
  • Lesson 1 film: Deep Sea
  • Lesson 2: Tackling Poverty - Explore NGO's different approaches to tackling poverty, apply them to a scenario to create NGO action plan, then decide on action for Deep Sea.
  • Lesson 3: Taking Action - Recap on the role of NGOs, introduce Amnesty and our work as a campaigning NGO, then choose, carry out and impact assess action for Deep Sea.
  • Lesson 3 film: Nyamalo interview
  • Curriculum links: Key Stage 4 (age 14-16) Citizenship (England), Learning for Life and Work, Local and Global Citizenship (Northern Ireland), Social Studies area of the Curriculum for Excellence, or cross-curricular projects with Citizenship themes (Scotland), PSE and Education for Global Citizenship (Wales), Interdisciplinary cross-curricular projects on Citizenship themes.
Assembly script
Assembly powerpoint
Assembly warm-up activities
Lesson 1
Lesson 1 powerpoint
Lesson 2
Lesson 2 powerpoint
Lesson 3
Lesson 3 powerpoint
Teachers booklet