ERIC Number: ED363535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Child's Right: A Safe and Secure World. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Educating for Peace Project.
Hoffman, Dorothy; And Others
This document is a curriculum that serves as an introduction to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Designed for the upper elementary and middle grades 5-10, the curriculum has students "adopt" an infant from another region of the world, taking personal responsibility for their new brother or sister. This responsibility takes the form of activities celebrating the naming of the child, and activities exploring the rights of health, security, freedom, economic well being, education, and other rights guaranteed their new friends by the convention. A personal touch to the learning experience takes the form of the "childhood log," which is the student's ongoing record from the birth of their infant twin through his/her development to adulthood. First introduced in the second lesson, the log is a part of all the other lessons. Action as well as knowledge is a goal of the curriculum. Lesson 8 encourages students to take action whether on the local, national, or international level. This specific lesson empowers young people, both in their own country and elsewhere, to participate in their own development. In addition, lesson 3 on resources has a section on linkage and network that provides contacts for students to write or call others from different regions in order to create a richer world vision. Numbers of agencies, institutions, and individuals are listed in a resources section of each lesson. The last section lists additional resources. Lessons have specific handouts, labelled and numbered at the end of each lesson. (DK)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Childrens Rights, Citizen Participation, Elementary Education, Global Approach, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Literacy, Middle Schools, Social Studies
United Nations Association-USA, 485 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017-6104 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Bremer (Otto) Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Association of the United States of America, New York, NY.; United Nations Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child