Speaker Toolkit: Refugee Rights

Amnesty International UK take part in a Refugees Welcome demonstration in London 2015 © Amnesty International

This resource supports Amnesty Speakers to introduce students, aged 7-14, to the topic of refugee rights.

The session plan and activity ideas for 7-11 year olds supports students to understand what refugee means, to reflect and empathise with the experience of refugees and to recognise how they can act in solidarity with refugees. It explores the case of  Ali Özdemir, a young Syrian refugee blinded crossing the border between Syria and Turkey.

The session plan and activity ideas for 11-14 year olds supports students to understand what refugee, asylum  seeker and migrant mean, to reflect and empathise with the experience of refugees and to recognise how they can act in solidarity with refugees. It explores 'A Time to Flee', the story of a family faced with the difficult decision of whether to flee their home.

The background information provides supporting information for Amnesty Speakers preparing to deliver sessions in schools on refugee rights.

Downloads
Age 7-11: Learning About Refugee Rights - Session Plan
Age 7-11: Learning About Refugee Rights - Refugee Definition Sheet
Age 7-11: Learning About Refugee Rights - Ali Özdemir Case Sheet
Age 7-11: Learning About Refugee Rights - Question Cards for Case Sheet
Age 7-11: Learning About Refugee Rights - Map
Age 11-14: A Time To Flee - Session Plan
Age 11-14: A Time To Flee - Word and Definition Cards
Age 11-14: A Time To Flee - Story Sheet
Age 11-14: A Time To Flee - Sample Note
Background Information: Refugee Rights