Children making change
Stories for lockdown and after for children and parents, carers or teachers
Here we share four true stories about action taken by children for human rights connected with race, identity, migration and conflict. We have used the stories in schools and youth groups and know young people find them engaging and inspiring.
The slide presentation contains all resources and activities: images, text and links to video as well as suggestions of questions, points for discussion and activities. The notes are to help parents give support.
We also suggest ways in which each story connects with issues close to home during the coronavirus crisis.
We hope you can work together: however, the slides are also designed to make it possible for children to work on their own.
We hope these stories can help children feel stronger at a time when we can feel powerless.
Children making changes slides
Children making changes notes
Activities for groups visiting the exhibition
Prepare learners/visitors for the JtoJ exhibition with discussion and activities in the following pdfs.
Exhibition activity sheets KS2
JtoJ exhibition activities KS2 and KS3 teacher notes
Exhibition activity sheets KS3
Exhibition activities for groups of older students
Resources for Teaching Fundamental British Values
These resources were created for use in Little Ilford School, Newham, east London with Year 7 students. We hope you will find them useful wherever you are.
We were aware of controversy surrounding the FBVs (are they not universal human values?) but decided rather to use some of the stories from our Newham exhibition – both local and from the USA – to tease out some of the complexities and nuances embedded in those values, particularly when people are taking action for human rights and social justice. What happens when one person’s individual rights threaten the rights of another? Is it justified to break an unjust law?
Holding on to our values
Holding on to your values
Ruby Bridges and Barbara Henry
The black teenager who saved a racist
The Friends of Natasha
Asquith breaks the colour bar