EDUCATION RESOURCES


PRIMARY RESOURCES


SECONDARY RESOURCES

PRIMARY RESOURCES

There are three resources designed and piloted by practicing primary teachers for use in the primary classroom. The resources mirror the spiral curriculum with each resource building on the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous. The Right Start is designed for use with Junior Infant to 2nd classes, Lift Off is for 3rd and 4th class and Me, You Everyone is for 5th and 6th class.

 

Human Rights Stories for primary schools  

This resource provides five tales of human rights defenders - Fela, Maria, Bobo, Ishmael and Farai. Each story is written in a version for older and younger learners.

The resource includes a range of curriculum links, lesson activities class questions, worksheets and teacher's notes.

Engaging with the stories through discussion, creative thinking and character exploration can support the development of literacy. Through the familiar medium of storytelling, human rights situations can be explored on a level which children can encounter the real life impact of human rights in practice.

To request a free hard copy for your school, contact us at hre@amnesty.ie or 01 863 8300

 


The Right Start

This resource is designed for use with Junior Infants to Second Class
and is focused on developing the skills of empathy, communication,
cooperation, respect and responsibility and conflict resolution.

With these skills young children can live the message of human rights in
their daily lives and then use these skills to engage fully with knowledge
based learning on human rights contained in the next resource.

The activities outlined in The Right Start resource link directly to strands and strand units of the SPHE curriculum.

 

 


 Lift Off

This resource is designed for use with third and fourth class. It focuses on knowledge of human rights issues while also building on the human rights skills and attitudes fostered and developed in “The Right Start”.

This resource contains ten lesson plans focusing on equality, refugee
issues, the role of human rights promoters, needs, wants and rights and
the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

There is also an Irish language version of this resource available.

The lessons described in the Lift Off resource link directly to strands and strand units of the SPHE curriculum.

 


 Me, You, Everyone

This resource is designed for use with fifth and sixth class. It again focuses
on knowledge of human rights issues while further fostering and developing
the skills and attitudes acquired from the previous resources.

The resource contains ten lesson plans focusing on identity, the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, taking responsibility, gender issues,
valuing difference, child labour, conflict and dialogue, the role of children’s
rights promoters and defenders and how to take action for human rights.

 The lesson units outlined in the Me, You, Everyone resource link directly to strands and strand units of the SPHE curriculum.

 



Human Rights Education: The Whole School Approach

This resource provides practical suggestions for principals and teachers interested in taking a whole school approach to human rights education. Suggestions are provided for integrating human rights into curriculum teaching and learning, extra-curricular activities, relations between members of the school community and school governance.

 

 

 


SECONDARY RESOURCES

 

Voice Our Concern

Voice Our Concern is a human rights education project enabling senior cycle students, non-formal education centres and the wider community to learn about and discuss human rights in a creative, participatory and empowering way.

Voice Our Concern is available for download here or to order a hard copy please contact youth@amnesty.ie

 

 


 

A is for Action

This CSPE Action Project resource is intended to assist teachers in guiding students through the steps of deciding on and planning a human rights action project.  

The A is for Action resource is available to download here or to order a hard copy please contact youth@amnesty.ie

 

 

 


 

 
 Geography, Development and Human Rights

Introducing a new human rights education teachers’ manual for senior cycle geography. This manual contains lesson plans that educate about human rights issues in a development context.

 The Geography, Development, and Human Rights resource is available for download here or to order a hard copy please contact youth@amnesty.ie

 
 
 

 

 A Whole School Approach to Human Rights Education

This resource provides practical ideas and guidance on how to integrate human rights education into all areas of school life. It focuses in particular on the areas of participation and governance, school community relations, curriculum and extra-curricular and school environment.

The Whole School Approach to Human Rights Education resource is available for download here or to order a hard copy please contact youth@amnesty.ie

 

 


 

Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a resource pack for Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) teachers and their students. The resource contains 12 classes, each class sets out to answer an important question about the UDHR.

This CSPE resource is available for download here or to order a hard copy please contact youth@amnesty.ie

 

 

 

 


Death Penalty Resource

 A Matter of Life and Death

 

The resources helps students and teachers explore the issues surrounding the use of the death penalty, one of Amnesty's oldest and most established campaigns. 

This resource is available for download here or to order a hard copy please contact youth@amnesty.ie

 

 

 

 


Webinars for Teachers

Last year, Amnesty International with the support of Irish Aid organised a very successful series of human rights education webinars for teachers. This allowed us to bring internationally renowned experts in human rights education to an Irish audience.

You can watch some of these webinars here