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  • Armed Conflict

    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.

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    6-8
    Grades
    9-12
  • Child Labor

    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.

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    9-12
    Ali’s Story: The Impact of Child La...
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    6-8
    Ali’s Story: The Impact of Child La...
  • 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).

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    6-8
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    PK-2
    Color It Rights Coloring Book
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    PK-2
    Color It Rights Educator Guide
  • Child Trafficking

    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.

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    Grades
    9-12
    Grades
    6-8
  • 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.

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    Grades
    6-8
    Grades
    9-12
  • Education

    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.

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    6-8
    Full Unit: To Educate a Girl
    Grades
    9-12
    Full Unit: To Educate a Girl
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    6-8
    Fatna's Story
  • Emergencies

    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.

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    9-12
    When Disaster Strikes: Humanitarian...
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    6-8
    When Disaster Strikes: Humanitarian...
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    3-5
    When Disaster Strikes: Humanitarian...
  • Gender Equality

    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.

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    Grades
    6-8
    Grades
    9-12
    An Introductory Unit
  • Global Citizenship

    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.

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    9-12
    Global Citizenship HS
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    3-5
    Global Citizenship Unit grades 3-5
  • Health

    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.

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    9-12
    Child Survival: Unit and Lesson Pla...
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    6-8
    Child Survival: Unit and Lesson Pla...
  • HIV/AIDS

    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.

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    6-8
    Educator Handbook, Asmina's Story
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    6-8
    Asmina's Story
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    9-12
    PMTCT
  • 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.

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    6-8
    Measuring Success: The Millennium D...
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    9-12
    Measuring Success: The Millennium D...
  • Peace Education

    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.

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    PK-2
    PK-2
  • Poverty

    This collection of teacher resources addresses poverty. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Shasha from Haiti who shares her story of continuting her education to overcome challenging circumstances. The additional lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of addressing poverty.

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    6-8
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    9-12
  • 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. 

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    3-5
    Grades
    PK-2
  • 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!

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    3-5
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    6-8
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    9-12
  • 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.

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    6-8
    Water and Sanitation for All: Bring...
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    9-12
    Water and Sanitation for All: Bring...
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    3-5
    Water and Sanitation for All: Bring...
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    PK-2
    Grades
    3-5
    Six lessons that build understandin...
  • World Languages

    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/

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    3-5
    Explorando nuestro rol como ciudada...
    Grades
    9-12
    Explorando nuestro rol como ciudada...
 

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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