Lesson : Rights & Responsibilities: Freedom!


This lesson explores our right to freedom, and how this right comes with responsibilities towards others. It also tells the story of Toussaint L’Ouverture’s fight for freedom from slavery for the people of Haiti. It asks children consider if they have ever had their freedom taken away, even for a short time, and how this felt. Suitable for upper KS2.

Cross-curricular links: history, literacy

Learning Activities:

  • Researching other freedom fighters in history
  • Creative writing about what they would miss if they lost their freedom