Lesson Plans

Welcome to The NO Project free downloadable teaching material on human trafficking and modern slavery. The lesson plans address diverse aspects of the crimes, and we approach each real-life narratives with respect and non-sensationalism. The lessons have been specifically designed for older teenagers, young adults and adults who have an advanced level of English as a second language. All content is also suitable for students whose first language is English and would like to learn more about modern slavery and human trafficking.

The Teacher’s Guide

The step-by-step Teacher’s Guide for each lesson will assist and inform you, so that you can move through the different stages of the lesson with purpose, creativity and sensitivity – but of course, feel free to adapt the material to suit your needs. Teachers have already sent us wonderful ideas on how they implemented their own approach. Slavery is one of the most intimate, cruel, exploitative violations of a human being. Please be aware of this as you select material most appropriate for your students. These lessons are written with respect: we dedicate this outreach to the millions of humans who have been enslaved, violated and exploited over the centuries. Time to act. Time to change.

We acknowledge and thank you for your courage, integrity and willingness to incorporate this content into your lessons. You are a credit to our profession and a gift to your students and the global community. Your simple choice to implement this material could save a life.

Beyond the class – Autonomous Learning Resources (approx 2 hours)

Please take time to look through the section at the end of your Teacher’s Guide. Here you will find carefully selected, relevant resources, materials and suggestions for students who would like to learn more in their own time. This knowledge, as we have suggested, can provide the perfect basis for collaborative project-based actions or alternatively personal projects focusing on a specific aspect of modern slavery or trafficking.

So, download the material and enjoy teaching these lessons. Each lessons is creative, powerful, informative and includes numerous innovative ideas for creating lasting personal impact beyond the classroom setting.

Over the next few weeks we will be uploading many more plans and by September 2019 you will have  30-40 teaching hours of material to choose from.

We would love to hear from you and your students, so contact us at info@thenoproject.org

THE TRUTH BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Theme: Domestic Servitude – the exploitation and abuse of domestic workers behind closed doors, in private homes
Time: Two 55-minute lessons, depending on the level of your students
Learners: Older teens, young adults and adults, B2+ (upper intermediate to advanced)
Materials: Rose’s personal narrative, student worksheet, autonomous learning resources, information about human trafficking and modern slavery, transcripts of audio recordings, slides, Teacher’s Guide
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EYES WIDE SHUT
Theme: Grooming of a child in the UK who was exploited for 7 years
Time: Two 55-minute lessons, depending on the level of your students
Learners: Older teens, young adults and adults, B1+ (upper intermediate to advanced)
Materials: Sarah’s story, information about the grooming process, student worksheet, autonomous learning resources, slides, audio recording, Teacher’s Guide
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SOMETHING DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT
Theme: Identifying signs of possible human trafficking: airports and flights
Time: Two 55-minute lessons, depending on the level of your students
Learners: Older teens, young adults and adults, B2+ (upper intermediate to advanced)
Materials: True narrative at airport, student worksheet, autonomous learning resources, transcripts of videos, slides, Teacher’s Guide
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COCOA TRUTH
Theme: The use of forced labour and trafficked children in the cocoa industry
Time: Two 55-minute lessons, depending on the level of your students
Learners: Older teens, young adults and adults, B1+ (upper intermediate to advanced)
Materials: Peter’s story, information about slavery in the cocoa industry, real-life interview with the Director of a shelter for trafficked children, student worksheet, autonomous learning resources, slides, Teacher’s Guide
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GOLD COSTS MORE THAN MONEY
Theme: The use of forced child and adult labour in gold mines
Time: Two 55-minute lessons, depending on the level of your students
Learners: Older teens, young adults and adults, B1+ (upper intermediate to advanced)
Materials: The young man on the train (narrative), student worksheet, autonomous learning resources, audio recording, transcript, information about human trafficking and modern slavery, slides, real-life interview with a businessowner, Teacher’s Guide
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THE LETTER
Theme: Trafficking of children for forced illegal activity e.g. stealing
Time: Two 55-minute lessons, depending on the level of your students
Learners: Older teens, young adults and adults, B2+ (upper intermediate to advanced)
Materials: Nicu’s imaginary letter, Nicu’s true case study, information about human trafficking and modern-day slavery, student worksheet, slides, audio interview with the film director, resources for autonomous learning, Teacher’s Guide
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A THOUSAND WORDS
Theme: Murals and Street Art Against Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery
Time: Two 55-minute lessons, depending on the level of your students
Learners: Older teens, young adults and adults, B2+ (upper intermediate to advanced)
Materials: Reading text about four murals, reading text about trafficking and modern slavery, student worksheet, Action Plan for collaborative project, autonomous learning resources, transcript of audio recordings, slides, Teacher’s Guide
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