Free? Celebrating human rights
Free? is a collection of short stories celebrating human rights and was put together to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. There are many well-known authors included in the collection, which covers a range of themes, each one specific to an item from the Universal Declaration.
This scheme of work is aimed primarily at Years 8 and 9. The work focuses on a section from the collection and then provides a variety of on- and off-text work using a range of skills including improvisation, devising, monologue and choral/ensemble work. As the stories are short it will not be too time consuming to read them together with your class, or you could also set the reading as preparation for the lesson.
Number of lessons: 5