It's Up for Debate!

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) turns 25 this year. To celebrate, we are giving away free prizes to teachers using our brand new resource  It's Up for Debate in their classrooms. Keep reading to learn more!


To commemorate the occasion and encourage our community of global educators to integrate the CRC in their classrooms this fall, TeachUNICEF has developed a brand-new classroom resource designed for students in grades 8-12.  

It's Up for Debate is a series of debate activities in which students conduct research and think critically about reasons why the United States has not ratified the convention. In addition, there are several extension activities chock full of ideas for students and teachers to reinforce the lessons. We can't wait to see how global educators are celebrating the CRC and using the ideas contained in It's Up for Debate. 

Here are just a few ideas on how to use It's Up for Debate in your classroom:

  • organize a debate in your class or school
  • develop a PSA for CRC ratification in the U.S.
  • write a letter to your elected official
  • organize a celebration for Universal Children's Day
  • write a letter to the editor, op-ed, or blog about the CRC


We are offering class sets of our beautifully designed Global Citizenship Brief student magazines as well as other TeachUNICEF goodies for your classroom for the first teachers who share their class's work with us! Student magazines are extremely limited and will be mailed to teachers on a first come, first served basis. 


Send samples of student work to on or before November 28th with the words 'CRC Submission' in the subject line.

We can't wait to see your class's submissions! For more resources and lesson plans exploring the CRC, click HERE.