Special Mission — Our Rights

This Special Mission — Our Rights lesson plan also includes:

Introduce young learners to the list of children's rights as defined by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) with a series of activities that get class members thinking about what they need to grow up safely and happily.

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Instructional Ideas

  • After modeling how to craft a personal letter, ask class members to write a letter to the president urging him to submit the document to congress for ratification 
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for children in Wales; however, the concepts are appropriate in any classroom in any country
  • Preview the 15 questions in the first activity liked to rights; the second question asks individuals to reveal whether or not they had breakfast that morning
Pros

  • Class members establish rules for behavior that would create a rights-friendly classroom and/or school
Cons

  • None