This section consists of six foundational lessons that guide students through the process of learning about Children’s Rights and exploring Children’s Rights issues that matter to them.
What are Children’s Rights?
Lesson 1: Introduction to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Lesson 2: Visual Interpretations of the CRC
Lesson 3: Opening your Eyes and Ears to Children’s Rights Issues
Finding an issue of interest:
Lesson 4: Finding Inspiration and Motivation in Children’s Peace Prize Winners
Lesson 5: Searching for Your Spark: Using Research-Based Data Part 1
Lesson 6: Searching for Your Spark: Using Research-Based Data Part 2
Become Aware and Informed:
To be effective changemakers, students need to be knowledgeable about their issue of interest. These Rock Your World lessons guide students through the process of becoming aware and informed.
Once students have completed the foundational lessons, they will be ready to become changemakers who inspire, inform, engage and mobilize toward action.
Since there are many ways to address an issue, it is important that students are clear about what they want and are able to achieve. For example, some students might want to raise awareness about an issue where children’s rights are being violated, while others might want to wage a campaign in support of an issue, while still others might want to advocate for change. The following lessons refer to these various options:
If your students want to raise awareness in your community about a children’s issue, possible projects might include:
- developing and launching an advocacy campaign
- writing, filming, and editing public service announcements
- writing, filming, and editing documentaries
If your students want to engage others in a fundraising campaign, the following lesson will be useful:
- developing and launching a campaign
If your students want to lobby for social change, some possible projects include:
- writing letters to create change
- writing commentaries
- writing a song that motivates others to create change
Taking time for reflection is an important part of learning. After students have taken action, it will be helpful for them to take time to reflect.
The reflection process can be as simple as answering a few questions such as:
- What have I learned about children’s rights, taking action and myself?
- What have I learned about being aware and informed?
- What was the most rewarding part of the process?
- What was the most challenging part of the process?
- What is next?