Now that your students have learned about UNICEF, help them take action on behalf of 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.
This unit, which contains mature content, explores the issue of child trafficking, how UNICEF is responding, and how students can address trafficking issues in their communities.
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.
Around the world there are 150 million orphans. 650,000 orphans live in Nepal itself. When you Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF you are helping bring the essentials of life to children who need them the most. Like 13 year old Nirmala an orphan who is taking care of her siblings and dreams of attending school and getting an education.
Not My Life, with this accompanying viewing guide, depicts the scourge of human trafficking on a global scale, contains some graphic scenes and is recommended only for a mature audience. Filmed on five continents in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited through practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism and child soldiering. This 32-minute version of the film was created in partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s End Trafficking project. For more information email email@example.com. Educator resources on child trafficking can be found at http://teachunicef.org/explore/topic/child-trafficking.
This Water Activity Sheet, designed for students from 6th to 8th grades, provides students with background information on the world water crisis and how they can make a difference.