Children With Disabilities

Based on UNICEF's flagship report, The State of the World's Children—a comprehensive annual assessment of the world's most vulnerable children—TeachUNICEF lesson plans help students gain a deeper knowledge of the issues facing children and youth around the world. By telling the story of Nodira as she copes with her disability—the grade-specific lesson plans illustrate the issues and challenges facing today's youth, as well as programs that are working to improve her life.

Children With Disabilities: Nodira's Story (9-12)

Yes

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: Nodira's Story (6-8)

Yes

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.

 

Help for Children With Disabilities

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.

TeachUNICEF Map Guide

No

The TeachUNICEF Map Guide highlights some of the diverse challenges facing peoples across
the planet, many of which are fueled by the realities of geography. Topics such as the availability
and struggle for control of natural resources and the conflicts this creates among nations, and the
phenomenon of climate change and its impact on the economic and agricultural realities of the
countries and regions are just a couple of items highlighted on the map.

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