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This teaching pack for secondary schools aims to develop awareness and understanding of the UN and the global issues it tackles. It has 5 lessons on the UN: working for us all; keeping the peace; fighting poverty; promoting human rights; Model UN.

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  • Teacher's Pack (free)
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  • Website (free)

UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Award encourages schools to use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as the basis for enhancing teaching, learning, ethos, attitudes and behaviour. The scheme started in 2004 and is running in 4,000 primary and secondary schools in the UK.

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An exploration of children's rights

From UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools team, this is a pack of 10 secondary assembly presentations enabling teachers to explore children’s rights with young people aged 11 and upwards.

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Myths and Misconceptions cover image

This free, downloadable booklet from UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award team breaks down some common myths and misconceptions about children’s rights which have arisen in their work with teachers, parents and school communities.

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Where Will I Live? cover image

This photo-based picture book for ages 4 and above takes a look at the thousands of children around the world forced to leave their homes due to war and conflict.

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  • Book (£9.99)
Learning about human rights in the Primary School

This free booklet from Amnesty International UK provides a set of 10 interactive lessons for primary schools. It helps provide pupils with an understanding of their own human rights and the values and attitudes that underpin them.

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Why Comics?

Why Comics? Education Charity brings contemporary humanitarian and social issues (such as racism, conflict, migration, bullying, trafficking and climate change) into the classroom through interactive literary comic books based on real-life testimony.

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Every Day is Malala Day

This is a letter to Malala Yousafzai, illustrated with beautiful photographs. Girls from around the world express their sympathy, sisterhood and admiration for her.

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  • Book (£9.99)
Fly Kites Not Drones

Fly Kites Not Drones is a creative non-violence project for young people. At its heart is the true story of Aymel, who never knew his father because of a drone strike. The website provides resources about the effect of armed drones and human rights.

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Unicef: In Search of Safety

This set of resources from UNICEF supports teachers in exploring the refugee and migrant crisis with children and young people at school.

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Use this resource to discuss the similarities and differences between the lives of your children and these Fairtrade nut producer’s children. Use this as a presentation, pictures to pass around, or print out as a book.

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The Rights of Every Child poster

Leaflets and posters from UNICEF that provide an excellent summary of the the 42 articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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This free website supports teachers in developing and embedding global learning through the KS3 Citizenship curriculum (ages 11-14). It has a large number of downloadable PDFs, PowerPoints, worksheets, schemes of learning and reflection tools.

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This website from the Irish international charity Trócaire is designed for teachers in Ireland, but includes many resources that would be suitable for UK teachers. It has a wide range of development education resources on many different global issues

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This photo-teaching resource accompanies Think Global’s 2015-2016 Global Wallplanner. It uses photos to explore ‘positive stories of development’, inspired by the 12 global themes of the European Year for Development 2015.

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Find the Rights poster

This poster pack from UNICEF UK contains detailed, hand-drawn posters showing groups of children and adults engaging in various activities. Pupils can identify where rights are, or are not, being followed.

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This series of lessons from the Oxfam Education website help you improve your learners’ English skills while making the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child relevant and interesting.

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This toolkit is one of a set created by Plan Canada, which explore key global issues and themes in Plan’s international development work in an accessible way. The toolkits promote discussion around both the challenges and possible solutions to address these issues. They are well-suited for teachers, educators, youth leaders, mentors, and clubs. Every child […]

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This toolkit from Plan Canada aims to help you explore the issue of HIV/AIDS. In communities where HIV/AIDS is prevalent, children are often denied their rights. The diseases take a toll, sometimes leaving children orphaned and discriminated against.

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