Teaching Resources – Facilitators

Use these engaging, classroom-ready resources to teach children about their rights, create meaningful opportunities for students to participate and inspire children to take action on issues that matter to them. (Download each file using the links below)

BRINGING CHILDREN’S RIGHTS ALIVE
These lessons, developed by staff and volunteers at UNICEF Canada, are consistent with the sixth grade language arts and social studies curricula in each province. Explore issues such as rights versus wants, income disparities and the food crisis through a range of fun and engaging activities.

CHILDREN DRAW THE WORLD
This mapping and geography resource helps students in grades 6 to 8 understand how their own lives are inextricably linked to those of people around the world. This resource helps students see the global patterns of issues that concern them, through the eyes and minds of children from other countries.

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK LIST
Use stories to bring the world into your classroom. Explore this annotated list of children’s books on various children’s rights and social justice related topics.

CLASSROOM CHARTERS
Creating a classroom charter using a democratic process helps build community and provides a meaningful opportunity for students to participate. Use this guide to work through the process of creating a classroom charter.

CREATING A RIGHTS RESPECTING CLASSROOM
This educational guide was created to support educators working with the Rights Respecting Schools initiative in their classrooms and at their school. Engaging classroom activities, school assemblies, assessment tools and action planning resources help educators implement rights respecting education.

EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
Education for Development: A Teacher’s Resource for Global Learning is a useful book for teachers, containing a useful overview of development education, and teacher-friendly activities and lessons.

ENERGIZERS
Use these fun and energizing activities to teach children about their rights. These activities are suitable for grades kindergarten to grade 8.

FIRST STEPS TO RIGHTS
This educational guide is meant to be used with children aged 3 to 7. Explore children’s rights with these fun, engaging and creative activities.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP CALENDAR
This Global Citizenship Calendar highlights the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The calendar brings to life the values of global citizenship by focusing on special days each month as designated by the United Nations.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
Learn about how the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Convention on the Rights of the Child protect the rights of indigenous children.

POCKET BOOK OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
Use this short, child-friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child to teach children’s about their rights.

RESTORATIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION
This guide explore restorative practices for dealing with conflicts in schools. Use the tools in this guide to introduce restorative practices to your staff and students.

RIGHTS, WANTS AND NEEDS ACTIVITY KIT
Explore the link between rights and responsibilities with the participatory activities in this kit. Download these supplementary cards to use with the activities.

STUDENT COUNCILS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
This guide explores the functions of democratically-elected student councils in elementary schools. Use this guide to set up a student council at your school.

STUDENT PARTICIPATION ASSESSMENTS
Use this guide to create meaningful opportunities for students to share opinions, give ideas, and participate in their learning, evaluation and school life.