This collection of teacher resources addresses armed conflict. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Martha, from Sierra Leone, who shares how she copes with the aftermath of conflict in her country. The lesson plans, videos multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of armed conflict, as well as how children and communities are being supported.
This collection of teacher resources addresses child labor. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Ali who shares his experience working in a restaurant in Jordan. The lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of child labor, as well as how children and communities are being supported.
Child Rights (CRC)
The units, lesson plans, videos, multimedia, and stories in this collection of teacher resources are intended to raise students' awareness of child and family rights, specifically looking at the international treaty, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Child trafficking is a human rights violation affecting millions. Children are trafficked into labor, exploited in mines, or recruited into militias in conflict zones. This topic, which contains mature content, aims to raise awareness about trafficking and encourage students to take their own steps in addressing trafficking. Watch this video which aims to raise awareness about trafficking.
Children With Disabilities
This collection of teacher resources addresses rights and inclusion of children with disabilities. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Nodira who shares her experience living with a disability. The lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the challenges that children with disabilities face, as well as how UNICEF is supporting them.
This collection of teacher resources addresses education. The units, lesson plans and video highlight the stories of several young girls who face challenges in gaining access to education and being able to attend school. The multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of ensuring access to a quality education.
Many children face danger after a natural disaster or an emergency. The teacher resources in this collection raise students' awareness about both natural and war-related emergencies, the ensuing humanitarian response and other areas of UNICEF's emergency response.
This collection of teacher resources, including units, lesson plans, videos, multimedia, and stories, are intended to raise student awareness of the importance of gender equality.
The Global Citizenship topic provides educators the tools to begin infusing education for global citizenship in their existing curriculum in meaningful ways. The unit offers an introduction to foundational concepts that serve as a springboard for further investigation of global issues through other TeachUNICEF units and the growing body of global education resources available today.
The educator guides, youth report, multimedia, videos and stories in this collection of teacher resources are intended for students to discover how the global community is uniting to save children's lives. Youth will learn about the threats to children's well-being and the solutions.
Around the world, HIV/AIDS adversely affects the lives of millions of people, particularly children. HIV/AIDS is preventable, and no child needs to be born HIV-positive. UNICEF works to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother-to-child, provide pediatric treatment to children with HIV, and support children who have been left orphaned or vulnerable due to the effects of HIV/AIDs on their communities.
Millennium Development Goals
This collection of teacher resources addresses the Millennium Development Goals. The units, lesson plans, videos multimedia, and stories in this collection are intended to raise students' awareness of the problems facing children worldwide and how world leaders and governments have pledged to solve them by 2015 through eight goals.
Peace education is a natural tool to prevent conflict and to promote social, economic, and political justice amongst a nation’s youngest citizens. It can be integrated seamlessly throughout the curriculum as a learning process, equipping young children and adolescents with confliction resolution skills, respect for human diversity, and awareness of our interconnected world.Quick Links
This collection of teacher resources addresses poverty. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Himal from Nepal who shares his story of working to overcome challenging circumstances. The additional lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of addressing poverty.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of the world’s children. Today, that mission is as urgent as ever, and the campaign is just as vibrant. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF remains an inspiration to the young to further the cause of children everywhere. To order boxes or to participate visit trickortreatforunicef.org.
UNICEF: An Introduction
UNICEF was founded in 1946 to help children in the aftermath of World War II. Now operating in more than 190 countries, it has saved more children than any other humanitarian organization. UNICEF advocates for the protection of children’s rights and provides services to help meet their basic needs. Get started by accessing the What's Your ZERO lessons below! And learn how you can get a free poster too!
Water and Environment
The teacher resources in this collection raise student awareness of the problems facing children with inadequate access to clean water. The PK-2 Water and Sanitation unit has been featured in an article in Social Studies and the Young Learner, published by the National Council for the Social Studies.
This topic features a collection of global education resources in Spanish and French. For additional French and Spanish language resources, please visit UNICEF Voices of Youth at http://voicesofyouth.org/
What is TeachUNICEF?
TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of global education teacher resources designed and collected by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Education Department for teachers, afterschool instructors, and parents. The units, lesson plans, stories, videos and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to poverty and water and sanitation. read more
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