This document, utilized in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF unit for grades 3-5, explores the story of Ifrah, a young girl born in Somalia who recovered from the effects of malnutrition, with the help of her mother and UNICEF.
This video, featured in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF unit for grades 3-5, reports on a nutrition program that is proving to be a lifeline for children in Ethiopia's Amhara region.
TeachUNICEF educational tools aim to support and create well-informed global citizens who understand interconnectedness, respect and value diversity, have the ability to challenge injustice and inequities and take action in personally meaningful ways. Learn about how TeachUNICEF supports Global Citizenship in this promotional video.
What does it mean to be a global citizen? Watch this video, created by our partners at the Global Poverty Project, to see how others define global citizenship.
In this lesson students learn about the work of UNICEF and create action plans to address problems they would like to see eliminated on a global level.
Now that your students have learned about UNICEF's work, help them take action to support the world's children.
These books and other resources can provide your students with further information about the work of UNICEF and other global humanitarian organizations.
When violent events occur, it is a natural inclination to want to protect children from the terrifying details as they unfold in the media. Yet in an age of pervasive communications technology, it is impossible to shield children – especially once they reach school age – from unpleasant world events. There are ways, however, that we as educators and family members can help youth to cope with and make sense of tragedy in the world around them.
Almost 800 million people around the world don't have
access to clean, safe water including one third of the people living in Nicaragua's
country side. Until recently 12 year old, Rosie Bell used to get up at the crack
of dawn and walk a mile and a half to fetch water for her family from a creek.
Despite all this effort the water was unclean and dirty. Consuming the unclean
water caused a nearly fatal case of cholera for Rosie's younger
UNICEF has installed a solar powered water pump and filtration system for a new well in this Nicaraguan community. The new well provides pure clean water that is pumped directly into households. Rosie Bell and other kids are now safe from contracting fatal water borne diseases. Rosie Bell no longer has to take the daily long walk and can attend school.