This collection of teacher resources addresses armed conflict. The units highlight the story of a teenager from Sierra Leone named Martha, who shares how she copes with the aftermath of conflict in her country. The lesson plans, videos, multimedia, and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of armed conflict, as well as how children and communities are being supported.
This collection of teacher resources addresses child labor. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Ali who shares his experience working in a restaurant in Jordan. The lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of child labor, as well as how children and communities are being supported
The units, lesson plans, videos, multimedia, and stories in this collection of teacher resources are intended to raise students' awareness of child and family rights, specifically looking at the international treaty, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Child trafficking is a human rights violation affecting millions. Children are trafficked into labor, exploited in mines, or recruited into militias in conflict zones. This topic, which contains mature content, aims to raise awareness about trafficking and encourage students to take their own steps in addressing trafficking.
This collection of teacher resources addresses rights and inclusion of children with disabilities. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Nodira who shares her experience living with a disability. The lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the challenges that children with disabilities face, as well as how UNICEF is supporting them.
This collection of teacher resources addresses education. The units, lesson plans and video highlight the stories of several young girls who face challenges in gaining access to education and being able to attend school. The multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of ensuring access to a quality education.
Many children face danger after a natural disaster or an emergency. The teacher resources in this collection raise students' awareness about both natural and war-related emergencies, the ensuing humanitarian response and other areas of UNICEF's emergency response.
This collection of teacher resources, including units, lesson plans, videos, multimedia, and stories, are intended to raise student awareness of the importance of gender equality.
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.
The educator guides, youth report, multimedia, videos and stories in this collection of teacher resources are intended for students to discover how the global community is uniting to save children's lives. Youth will learn about the threats to children's well-being and the solutions.
Around the world, HIV/AIDS adversely affects the lives of millions of people, particularly children. HIV/AIDS is preventable, and no child needs to be born HIV-positive. UNICEF works to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother-to-child, provide pediatric treatment to children with HIV, and support children who have been left orphaned or vulnerable due to the effects of HIV/AIDs on their communities
This collection of teacher resources addresses the Sustainable Development Goals or “SDGs.” UN members established the SDGs in 2015 to build on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals. The 17 goals that comprise the SDGs add up to three major objectives: to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and sustain both the Earth and our common prosperity. The resources on this page educate students on the SDGs and empower them to join the movement to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. For more resources like these, visit The World’s Largest Lesson, an initiative launched by the Global Goals campaign and UNICEF to teach children in over 100 countries about the SDGs.
Peace education is a natural 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 interconnected world.
This collection of teacher resources addresses poverty. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Shasha from Haiti who shares her story of continuing her education to overcome challenging circumstances. The additional lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of addressing poverty.
UNICEF was founded in 1946 to help children in the aftermath of World War II. Now operating in more than 190 countries, it has saved more children than any other humanitarian organization. UNICEF advocates for the protection of children’s rights and provides services to help meet their basic needs. Get started by accessing the What's Your ZERO lessons below! And learn how you can get a free poster too!
The teacher resources in this collection raise student awareness of the problems facing children with inadequate access to clean water. The PK-2 Water and Sanitation unit has been featured in an article in Social Studies and the Young Learner, published by the National Council for the Social Studies.
This collection of teacher resources addresses nutrition. The student magazines, activities, stories, and videos in this collection illustrate the challenges of hunger and malnutrition. Students learn about programs that improve the nutritional status of children and communities.