This week I have been following a Twitter chat all about children’s rights. The leader of the chat is Mia who is from UNICEF Australia. She has been sharing lots of links relating to the rights of children around the world. The reason is that this year celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Convention of Rights for Children. I have included some of the great links she has shared with us as well as a post written by one of my online grade 6 students who had only learnt how to use the comic website that afternoon.
Here are the students Mia mentors – notice there is no one from Tasmania
A kid I spoke to recently said: “The best thing about being a kid is that we see possibilities. Adults see problems.” #boom
— Mia (@EduTweetOz) August 17, 2014
What do you think about that quote? What do your students think about it?
Resources to check out
Here is a photostory to introduce the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to your class.
Tomorrow 19 August is World Humanitarian Day – what is your school doing to participate?
Newspaper article about students protesting re children in detention
Resources from UNICEF on children’s rights
Photostories to download explaining different children’s rights
Great books for children to read – especially since it is Bookweek this week in Australia
Projects to take part in
Create your own video challenge – ends soon so check out right now
UNICEF day for children in October – get resources here.
Project about Things that Matter with the young ambassadors
Videos to show students and staff
Creating a rights respecting school – video from Canada
Morris Gleitzman is an Australian UNICEF ambassador for children
UNICEF’s year in review video