Use this brief activity sheet with your high school students to introduce the concept of global citizenship.
The high school unit aims to introduce the concept of global citizenship and place it in the context of international law while engaging students in a guided inquiry into the meaning of global citizenship and its relationship to national citizenship. Students will learn about how the United Nations has framed global rights and responsibilities and will investigate how act locally in support of global issues.
This UNICEF report offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five. The report shows that accelerated progress is both possible and necessary.
Children With Disabilities: Nodira’s Story will help teachers to engage students by:
• Promoting student reflection and critical thinking about being global citizens.
• Encouraging understanding about the ways in which children, specifically children with
disabilities, are excluded from education and essential services around the world.
• Introducing UNICEF programs that address the root causes of the exclusion of children.
• Drawing parallels between the experience of children in the United States and of children
elsewhere around the world.
Children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in the world. They are far more likely to be victims of violence, have higher rates of malnutrition and more difficulty accessing safe drinking water. When given a chance to get an education, children with disabilities can overcome barriers, learn to be productive and reach for their dreams.
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.
Podcast moderator Femi Oke caught up with youth advocates Salathiel Ntakirutimana, of Burundi, and Sumaya Saluja, of India. The young leaders talked about their experiences, the role of education in young people’s lives and their advocating on behalf of youth.
At the Millennium Summit in September 2000, the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to the right of all individuals—with a focus on those in developing countries—to dignity, freedom, equality, security, and a basic standard of living.