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Human Rights

Human Rights workshop


This innovative session asks students to consider the issue of human rights by first focusing on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and then making comparisons to modern day slavery. Students can participate in a handling session of slave-related artefacts, experience a little of what it was like to be a slave on the dreaded Middle Passage and find out more about modern-day slavery. This session can be run as a class-based or year group workshop.

This workshop can also be run to support school involvement in the British Library's Campaign! Make an Impact programme.

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Democracy and the struggle for the vote

Democracy and the struggle for the vote


This workshop considers who can vote and why having the right to vote is important. It then uses historic sources to trace the struggle for the vote. Traditionally run as a year group activity, each class researches one particular historic period and then presents their findings to the other classes. Members of the Learning Team can act as expert witnesses to assist students in their research.

Bespoke session



Remembering Slavery

Remembering Slavery


As part of the bicentenary commemorations of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 2007 we worked on a number of projects to raise awareness of slavery, past and present. The resources created as part of this project can be found on our special website.

We are interested in developing further resources for the teaching of citizenship at all Key Stages. If you have any ideas or queries about how we can help, please get in touch.