Welcome to The NO Project free downloadable teaching material on human trafficking and modern slavery. The lesson plans address diverse aspects of the crime, and we approach each real-life narrative 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, and there is no required sequence in that each lesson is ‘stand alone’ and independent. You can select which theme you want to focus on, and of course the material can easily be adapted for learners whose first language is English, too.
The Teacher’s Guide
The gentle, 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 knowledge, purpose, creativity and sensitivity – but please 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 educational 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 impact a life.
Beyond the Class – Autonomous Learning Resources (approx 2 hours for each lesson)
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 lesson is creative, powerful, informative and includes innovative ideas for creating lasting personal impact beyond the classroom.
Below you will find 35-40 hours of educational material to choose from, and we will continue to upload teaching content. The next teaching unit currently in development focuses on slavery at sea in the fishing industry.
This is a project of collaboration, passion and love. Would you or your students like to contribute or participate in some way? Please let us know about the impact and outcome of these lessons. We would love to hear from you and your students, so contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All teaching units were created by The NO Project through the support of The Rights Lab, Nottingham University, UK.