Session power point and resources from the Amnesty Teacher Training programme Session 3 on 30/01/2021. Covering how to explore human rights through discussion, debate and pictures and sharing best practice from our teaching.
This short 2 hour workshop covers activities to introduce human rights to young people. It includes exploring Right Up your Street, how to build rights respecting classrooms and curriculums and taking action through Write for Rights.
Amnesty Teacher Programme 2020-2021
We are very excited to welcome our new cohort of Amnesty Teachers to the HRE community. Please tell us a little about where you are teaching, what you would like to gain from the course and any particular topics that you would like to focus on?
Start an Amnesty youth group
We’re really excited that you’re interested in starting an Amnesty Youth Group.
You’ll soon discover the big difference our youth groups makes to its members, the wider school and those you campaign for. We provide all the materials and support you need. But do get in touch if you need help along the way.
Want to know what it's like to run a group? Hear from teachers who run groups in their schools in our short film I Talk Out: The Teacher's Cut.
Imprisoned Iranian teacher and trade unionist Mohammad Habibi is being denied urgent specialized medical care.
Join our Teacher Advisory Group
Are you a teacher that is interested in helping Amnesty develop its Human Rights Education work?
Our Teacher Advisory Group meets three times a year to review Amnesty resources, plan new resources, explore Amnesty campaigns and consider how to engage students and teachers with human rights issues in schools.
Joining this group offers you a unique opportunity to explore and use our resources and to network with other educators who are passionate about human rights education.
Using fiction to teach human rights in early years and primary schools
Fiction has real power to further human rights education. Explore the values at the heart of human rights with your class through our recommended fiction and teacher notes for children aged 2+
"It is through literature, not simply literacy, that we learn to understand and empathise...Through literature, we can find our place in the world, feel we belong and discover our sense of responsibility. Amnesty understands this very well."
Ten fiction books to teach human rights in upper primary and lower secondary schools
Fiction has real power to further human rights education. Explore the values at the heart of human rights with your class through our recommended fiction and teacher notes for children aged 10+
Read our introduction on Using Fiction To Explore Human Rights (PDF) then download our teacher’s notes below for a human rights perspective on each text, including class discussion questions and activities.