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.
The elementary unit aims to introduce the concept of global citizenship and educate students about universal human rights outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The unit also fosters students’ skills in developing perspectives, while empowering students to recognize and use their individual strengths to make a positive difference in their local communities.
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.
TeachUNICEF educational tools aim to support and create well-informed global citizens who understand interconnectedness, respect and value diversity, have the ability to challenge injustice and inequities and take action in personally meaningful ways. Learn about how TeachUNICEF supports Global Citizenship in this promotional video.
What does it mean to be a global citizen? Watch this video, created by our partners at the Global Poverty Project, to see how others define global citizenship.
The Global Citizenship topic provides educators the tools to begin infusing education for global citizenship in their existing curriculum in meaningful ways. The unit offers an introduction to foundational concepts that serve as a springboard for further investigation of global issues through other TeachUNICEF units and the growing body of global education resources available today.