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.

Topic Materials

Units & Lesson Plans

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3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Global Citizenship Webquest
A unit of four lessons designed to introduce the concept of global citizenship, engage and educate students, and investigate how to act locally in support of global issues.
9-12
Ciudadanía global (Una guía para maestros 9-12)
Ciudadanía global es una unidad de cuatro lecciones, diseñada para presentar el concepto de ciudadanía global y orientar a los estudiantes en una investigación guiada sobre el significado de la ciudadanía global y su relación con la ciudadanía...
9-12
Ciudadanía global para un mundo global
Esta presentación en PowerPoint, en español, transmite la importancia y el contexto moderno de la ciudadanía global a través de una conversación entre dos estudiantes. Se puede utilizar con la unidad de ciudadanía 9-12 grados global o por su cuenta.
3-5
Explorando nuestro rol como ciudadanos globales (3-5)
Explorando nuestro rol como ciudadanos globales es una unidad de cuatro lecciones, que incluye actividades complementarias y un proyecto de investigación sobre ciudadanía global.
9-12
Global Citizen Me (9-12)
This PowerPoint presentation (with design elements from iCivics.org) leads students through a diagramming activity of the sources, rights, and responsibilities associated with their city, state, national, and global citizenship. It may be used with...
3-5
Global Citizenship (3-5)
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,
9-12
Global Citizenship for a Global World (9-12)
This PowerPoint presentation (design elements from iCivics.org) conveys the importance and modern context of global citizenship through a conversation between two students. It may be used with the grades 9-12 Global Citizenship unit or on its own.
9-12
Global Citizenship Unit (9-12)
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...
9-12
Yo, Ciudadano Global
Esta presentación en PowerPoint, en español y con elementos de diseño de iCivics.org, lleva a los estudiantes a través de una actividad de diagramación de las fuentes, los derechos y las responsabilidades asociadas a su ciudad, estado, nacional, y...
Activities

activities

3-5
Activity Sheet: Global Citizenship (3-5)
Use this brief activity sheet with your students (grades 3-5) to introduce the topic of global citizenship to them.
9-12
Activity Sheet: Global Citizenship (9-12)
Use this brief activity sheet with your high school students to introduce the concept of global citizenship.
3-5
Activity Sheet: Ser un ciudadano global (3-5)
This activity sheet, intended for students in grades 3-5 and written in Spanish, helps students explore the concept of a shared global community.
9-12
Activity Sheet: Ser un ciudadano global (9-12)
This activity sheet for high school students, in Spanish, allows students to explore how they are members of a global community.
Video

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PK2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
45 Years in the Making
Nicolas was a boy attending a UNICEF school in his small village of Ganvie, Benin, when Denis Hargrave arrived in the village to shoot a documentary. The film focused on the challenges of growing up in Ganvie, and the hope that the school provided.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Global Citizenship
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.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
TeachUNICEF: Promoting Global Citizenship
TeachUNICEF educational tools aim to support 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.

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