This unit, intended for a Pre-K through Grade 2 audience, is a tool to prevent conflict and to promote social, economic, and political justice amongst a nation’s youngest citizens. It can be integrated seamlessly throughout the curriculum as a learning process, equipping young children and adolescents with confliction resolution skills, respect for human diversity, and awareness of our interdependent world.
The One Minutes Jr. network conducts workshops around the world that encourage youth to create sixty-second videos that clearly and creatively express issues of importance in their lives. The network is supported by UNICEF and the European Cultural Foundation. In this one minute video, a Malaysian youth reveals his many layered emotions by removing a stack of hand-drawn paper masks. The short video playfully explores the wide range of human emotions.
Cartoons for Children's Rights (http://www.unicef.org/crcartoons/) is a UNICEF broadcast initiative that aims to inform people around the world about children’s rights. The effort has forged partnerships with many well-known animation studios that have developed more than 80 half-minute public service announcements based on the articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Each PSA illustrates a right described in the global rights treaty, such as ‘Freedom from Child Labour’ or ‘Protection from Neglect’. All the spots are non-verbal, in order to get the rights message across to everyone, regardless of language. The spots have aired on more than 2,000 television stations globally.
This PSA promotes Freedom from Discrimination (Article 20 of the CRC). Submitted from the Philippines (Imagine Asia), it was directed by John Rocco.
This teacher's guide is designed to accompany the "Color it Rights Coloring Book". Each picture in the coloring book represents an article of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
On November 20, 2009, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrated its 20th birthday. To help young children everywhere know more about their rights, we have developed this coloring book. An accompanying guide for teachers can be downloaded as well.
Listen in as eleven-year olds Angela and Marilena and their teacher Ms. Ferudes discuss their involvement in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Campaign and why they believe it is important for children in the United States to give back to other kids around the world.
This document can be sent home with students to help educate parents about how their children can become more involved with UNICEF service opportunities in their communities.