Radical Read is a flexible learning resource containing a number of themes exploring the involvement of young people in peaceful protest, inspired by the commemoration of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, England in 1819.
It includes powerful stories of how young people around the globe have used protest and collective action to promote democratic rights.
The pack contains a wide variety of sources to support the delivery of activities. Some of these are original materials that were written by young people, while others are extracts from a range of different sources, from leaflets to young adult fiction and historians’ works. They were selected to help provoke questions, provide context, and stimulate critical thinking.
Also included are links to curriculum subjects, the British Council Core Skills and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
This session introduces students to the Peterloo Massacre. Students are encouraged to think about the importance of banners to protest movements.