ERIC Number: ED395869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Human Rights for Children: A Curriculum for Teaching Human Rights to Children Ages 3-12.
Hatch, Virginia; And Others
Created to heighten teachers' awareness of human rights issues, particularly those related to children's rights, this guide offers children knowledge and skills in developing both self-worth and empathy for others. These feelings, the curriculum argues, are the foundation children need if they are to understand their rights as children and the basic rights of all human beings. The Ten Principles from The Declaration of the Rights of the Child, proclaimed by the United Nations in 1959, provide the nucleus for the manual. The Ten Principles express many familiar concepts, including self-esteem, multiculturalism, and child abuse. Considering these issues in the context of a comprehensive statement of children's rights adds weight and focus to them. The manual contains curricular activities and booklists to help teachers further children's understanding of their rights. The activities are divided into three age groups. "The Young Child" is for children ages 3-5. "The Primary Child" is for children ages 6-8. "The Upper Elementary Child" is for children ages 9-12. (LH)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, International Law, Justice, Juvenile Justice, Law Related Education, Multicultural Education, Preschool Education, Self Esteem, Social Studies, Social Values, Violence
Hunter House, Inc., P.O. Box 2914, Alameda, CA 94501-0451.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Amnesty International USA, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Amnesty International, Tacoma, WA. Human Rights for Children Committee.
Identifiers: Amnesty International; Declaration of the Rights of the Child; Tolerance; United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child