This slideshow of UNICEF nutrition photos, which accompanies the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF units, shows the impact of UNICEF's work on the lives of children who are malnourished.
The PK-2 lesson plans provides students with background information on UNICEF as well as ways children can take action in their communities in order to help fight global poverty.
This short animation video, featured in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF PK-2 unit, depicts in cartoon style, how children have the right to access food and nutrition.
Now that your students have learned about UNICEF's work, help them take action to support the world's children.
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.
Peacefulness Makes a Better World — In this culminating lesson, students will explore how adults, children, and organizations like UNICEF promote peaceful communities globally. As a class, children will determine how they, too, can be active, engaged participants in order to contribute to an equitable, just, and peaceful world. Children will create a peace flag or other artifact to communicate their ideals and will be encouraged to further explore how to make a positive difference in the lives of others, such as through a service project.
Peacefulness in the Places We Live — This lesson introduces children to the concept of community. Students will learn conflict resolution strategies and proactive approaches to fostering peace within their communities. As a class, children will discuss the characteristics of peaceful communities and how they, the children, can contribute to creating a peaceful community locally. Children will develop awareness that an individual’s choices and actions can have a positive impact on others, and that all people share a sense of belonging, well-being, and connection to others and the natural world.
Celebrating All of Us! — In this lesson on interpersonal peace, children are introduced to the concept of human diversity, as well as shared human feelings, personalities, perspectives, and interests. As a result of this lesson, children will determine how they can value human differences and treat all persons with dignity, respect, justice, and equity.
A Place of Peacefulness in Me — This introductory lesson emphasizes that citizens can create peace within themselves — intrapersonal peace. Children will develop self-awareness and social and emotional literacy skills by recognizing their own feelings and perspectives.