This primer on the Philippines and Super Typhoon Haiyan grounds Educators on the foundational knowledge they will need to purposefully plan and effectively execute lessons that engage, inform, and resonate with their audiences.
Two months after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, schools officially reopened in the Philippines, a positive step towards recovery as families continue piecing their lives back together. © UNICEF video
Jericho, 12 years old, talks about how a child friendly space has helped him and other children cope with their trauma as survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. © UNICEF video
Three displaced women in describe their struggles to rebuild a life for themselves -- and for their children -- after Typhoon Haiyan. © UNICEF video
This activity sheet, appropriate for grades 6-8, outlines the issue of child poverty, provides exercises for considering poverty at home and worldwide, and introduces students to an awareness-raising poverty experience called "Live Below the Line."
Two orphaned child-headed families face many hardships, but UNICEF assisted water sources are making a big difference in the kids' lives.
In this middle school unit, students explore the meaning of poverty through the eyes of Shasha, a 14-year-old girl working to help feed her family in post-2010 earthquake Haiti. By examining the root causes of poverty, statistical poverty indicators, and UNICEF poverty-reducing programs, students learn about the effect of poverty on children's lives and ways to break the cycle of poverty. This unit concludes with a writing assessment aligned with College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards 1 and 2 for Writing from the Common Core State Standards. The unit also helps build empathy with children who experience extreme poverty with an optional tie-in with "Live Below the Line," a challenge to eat and drink on just $1.50 for five days.