Christine's Story

Dec 29, 2010 - Christine's story: A 14-year-old Haitian student braves the aftermath of the earthquake. UNICEF correspondent Thomas Nybo reports on the progress of a 14-year-old Haitian girl who is doing well in school despite the lingering effects of the January 2010 earthquake.

Shasha's Story

Shasha's story: UNICEF revisits a Haitian girl in a camp for the displaced. UNICEF correspondent Thomas Nybo reports on a young Haitian girl's hope for continued education, a year after the earthquake destroyed her family's home.

Syria Student Magazine (grades 3-5)


This reader for upper elementary students explores current issues through informational texts, questions that promote critical thinking, photography from the field, and data analysis exercises involving maps, charts, and graphs. It was developed in conjunction with the Syria Lesson Plan (grades 3-5), but it may be used independent of the lesson as well. Find the lesson under the “Plan” tab in the Armed Conflict topic.

Syria Lessons Plan (grades 3-5)


In this lesson, upper elementary students learn about the plight of Syrian children through photo analysis, background reading, and a first-person account. They examine the response of the international community and consider actions they make take themselves as well. The Syria Student Magazine (grades 3-5) is the reading that complements this lesson; find it under the “Read” tab in the Armed Conflict topic.


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