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Secondary Resources

These classroom-ready lesson plans for the secondary classroom were developed to help achieve curriculum aims.

Please view PDF files before printing. You may wish to copy and print certain lesson plans rather than the entire files, since some files exceed 50 pages.

Children’s Rights Count

Children’s Rights Count
This guide includes experiential activities that introduce students to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and domestic and international legal cases related to children’s rights, concluding with a mock hearing set at the International Criminal Court.

Parenting the Rights Way

Parenting the Rights Way
Through the use of this resource for Family Studies teachers, participating students will gain a deeper understanding of their rights and inherent responsibilities. This will in turn provide a framework for their positive interactions with young children as caregivers or future parents.

It’s About Ability

It’s About Ability
This publication explains the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to children. Its main purpose is to empower children, with and without disabilities, to play their part in challenging discrimination and promoting the Convention's principles.

When Disaster Strikes Secondary Guide

When Disaster Strikes Secondary Guide
Use this engaging and up-to-date resource to examine UNICEF global education concepts in relation to humanitarian emergencies and disaster relief with students in intermediate and senior grades.

Child Friendly Cities

Child Friendly Cities
This guide has been created to support teachers of grades 8 to 10 and students across Canada who are interested in learning more about student action, engagement and community involvement.

Teaching Children’s Rights through Art

Teaching Children’s Rights through Art
Nova Scotia art educator Diane Lewis collaborated with Drs. Katherine Covell and Brian Howe at the Children's Right's Centre at Cape Breton University to create this arts based curriculum resource, supporting teachers in their efforts to address universal children’s rights.

Our Stories Our Songs Teacher’s Guide

Our Stories Our Songs Teacher’s Guide
Our Stories, Our Songs, by beloved Canadian author Deborah Ellis, endeavours to put a human face on HIV and AIDS. Ellis traveled to Malawi and Zambia where she spoke with children touched by the pandemic. This book is appropriate for students aged 12 and older.

The Children: The Missing Face of AIDS

The Children: The Missing Face of AIDS
The film The Children: The Missing Face of AIDS profiles a day in the life of Nyirsabimana, a young Rwandan girl who has been orphaned by AIDS and left to care for her young siblings. The film is appropriate for students aged 12 and up. A French version of the video is also available.

Education for Development

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.

 

Shaking the Movers:Youth Rights and MediaIt’s Only Right

It’s Only Right
This book helps educators and youth to understand that rights issues are not something that affect people only in faraway places, but are also alive and relevant in their own communities.
Shaking the Movers:Youth Rights and Media
Students will discuss the concept of human rights and learn about the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Students debate which Articles are most important to their media experiences and defend their choices to the class.

 

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