Dreams of Freedom

Amnesty ISBN 10: 184780453

‘Human beings have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.’- The Dalai Lama
This inspirational book from Amnesty following We Are All Born Free, contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of freedom, from the freedom to learn and have an education to the freedom to have a home, to feel safe and the freedom to be yourself. All the chosen quotations are in simple words that can be understood by young children. The authors of the quotations include: Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Anne Frank, the Dalai Lama and Malala Yousafzai. For schools wanting to help their pupils learn about Human Rights, Individual Liberty, Equality this is an artistic, thoughtful way forward. Schools Linking teachers have used the artwork to inspire thoughtful discussion and artistic responses in class visits and work in their own classes to explore How do we all live together?


Resources to go with this book:


  • Primary Linking – Spring/Summer Term CPD2

Rights and Freedoms (PowerPoint). What rights and freedoms do we have? Why is it important for everyone to have these rights? These are just some of the questions that teachers will be able to use to prompt discussion in class with this PowerPoint. Using key images from the inspirational book ‘Dreams of Freedom’ by Amnesty, explore the different aspects of freedom (from the freedom to learn to the freedom to be yourself). This Powerpoint contains activities for both class work and linking class visits.