This resource provides students the opportunity to delve into the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. There are graphic organizers, suggestions for websites and instructions for writing position statements. Students will become aware of the suffering of children in abusive situations in many less-developed countries of the world.
The focus for the lessons, activities and projects included is the essential question:
“How are human rights protected around the world?”
There are two main lessons:
Lesson 1: Rights and Responsibilities
Lesson 2: Human Rights Abuses Against Children
The focus is on the rights of children. While children in developed countries of the world do enjoy human rights, it is important for them to learn that this is not the case in all countries. They will explore organizations and associations that work to protect and assist disadvantaged children in the world.
Activities are suitable for all countries, but are written in Canadian English.