ERIC Number: ED389406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
In Our Own Backyard: A Teaching Guide for the Rights of the Child (Intended for Grade 1 through Grade 8).
Biggs, Dinny; And Others
This guide presents children's rights as an issue directly affecting all children and one in which children's meaningful participation affects the responsibilities that accompany those rights. The handbook is organized around teaching ideas about the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations in 1989 and later ratified by several member nations. Part 1, "Know Your Rights," suggests nine teaching tools and resources for a broad overview of children's rights and is followed by activity suggestions. This section provides information on monitoring students' learning, identifying students' location on the continuous process of inquiry, and selecting the appropriate tool for an entry point, an application, a summarizing activity, an action taking project, and so on. Part 2 provides activity ideas related to particular rights under five theme categories: mental and physical well-being, identity and expression, family and community, knowledge and culture, and law and protection. Part 3 provides additional resource suggestions and teaching aids, including informational material, a rights of the child poster, case study cards, and rights cards. (AP)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Responsibility, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Childrens Rights, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
UNICEF Canada, 443 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2L8, Canada ($10 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund Canada, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child