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..

The Voice Our Concern resource is available to download below for free. Alternatively you can order a hard copy of the resource for €19.99 by sending an email to hre@amnesty.ie

 

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 INTRODUCTION

This chapter includes information on how to use the resource, the key skills students are encouraged to use throughout  and  the role of human rights in the arts.

 

 

 

 


HUMAN RIGHTS EXERCISES: CHAPTER ONE
This chapter includes nine classes that will introduce human rights to students and develop their understanding of what are human rights.

 

 

 

 

 

DRAMA: CHAPTER TWO
This chapter includes three classes that teach about human rights through drama. This chapter includes drama warm-ups and a play written by Roddy Doyle and one of our Voice Our Concern schools. It also contains exercises that encourage students to create their own play inspired by human rights.

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC: CHAPTER THREE
This chapter includes four classes that explore human rights issues through music. This chapter includes songs written by Emmanuel Jal, Christy Moore and  Liam Ó Maonlaí. It also looks at songs written by Voice Our Concern schools and includes lessons that encourage students to write lyrics to their own song inspired by human rights.

 

 

 

 

POETRY: CHAPTER FOUR
This chapter includes three classes that teach about human rights through poetry. This chapter examines poems written by Seamus Heaney and Voice Our Concern schools. It also contains exercises that encourage students to create their own poem inspired by human rights.

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: CHAPTER FIVE
This chapter includes four classes that teach about human rights through photographic imagery. This chapter examines photographs composed by previous Voice Our Concern schools. It also contains exercises that encourage students to create their own photographic image inspired by human rights.

 

 

 

 

 

FILM: CHAPTER SIX
This chapter includes three classes that teach about human rights through film. It includes a film written and directed by Voice Our Concern schools. Alongside this are exercises that encourage students creating their own short film.

 

 

 

 

 

VISUAL ART: CHAPTER SEVEN
This chapter includes six classes that teach about human rights through visual art. The Irish Museum of Modern Art has given us four artworks from their collections that explore human rights themes. This chapter also contains classes that encourage students to create their own visual art piece that explores human rights themes.