An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and value; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and culture; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human
People have developed human rights and responsibilities to meet their needs and to protect their well-being
Lines of Inquiry
Causation, Function, Responsibility
Social studies - social organization and culture (rights and conflicts)
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1st Formative Assessment
Student makes a graphic organizer of connection between rights and responsibilities.
2nd Formative Assessment
Student creates a charter of rights for children and they compare what they have made with CRC (Convention on the Rights of the Child) and Undang-Undang Perlindungan Anak.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
The UNCRC is a comprehensive, internationally binding agreement on the rights of children, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989. It incorporates children's:
There are four main sections to the UNCRC:
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Everyone under 18 years of age has all the rights in this Convention.
The Convention applies to everyone, whatever their race, religion, abilities; whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from.
All organisations concerned with children should work towards what is best for each child.
Governments should make these rights available to children.
Governments should respect the rights and responsibilities of families to direct and guide their children so that, as they grow, they learn to use their rights properly.
All children have the right to life. Governments should ensure that children survive and develop healthily.
All children have the right to a legally registered name, and nationality. Also the right to know and, as far as possible, to be cared for by their parents.
Governments should respect children's right to a name, a nationality and family ties.
Children should not be separated from their parents unless it is for their own good. For example, if a parent is mistreating or neglecting a child. Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this might hurt the child.
Families who live in different countries should be allowed to move between those countries so that parents and children can stay in contact, or get back together as a family.
Governments should take steps to stop children being taken out of their own country illegally.
Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.
Children have the right to get and to share information, as long as the information is not damaging to them or to others.
Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Parents should guide their children on these matters.
Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.
Children have a right to privacy. The law should protect them from attacks against their way of life, their good name, their families and their homes.
Children have the right to reliable information from the mass media. Television, radio, and newspapers should provide information that children can understand, and should not promote materials that could harm children.
Both parents share responsibility for bringing up their children, and should always consider what is best for each child. Governments should help parents by providing services to support them, especially if both parents work.
Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for, and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.
Children who cannot be looked after by their own family must be looked after properly, by people who respect their religion, culture and language.
When children are adopted the first concern must be what is best for them. The same rules should apply whether the children are adopted in the country where they were born, or if they are taken to live in another country.
Children who come into a country as refugees should have the same rights as children born in that country.
Children who have any kind of disability should have special care and support, so that they can lead full and independent lives.
Children have the right to good quality health care, to clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment, so that they will stay healthy. Rich countries should help poorer countries achieve this.
Children who are looked after by their local authority, rather than their parents, should have their situation reviewed regularly.
The Government should provide extra money for the children of families in need.
Children have a right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and mental needs. The Government should help families who cannot afford to provide this.
Children have a right to an education. Discipline in schools should respect children’s human dignity. Primary education should be free. Wealthy countries should help poorer countries achieve this.
Education should develop each child's personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents, and their own and other cultures.
Children have a right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whether these are shared by the majority of people in the country or not.
All children have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.
The Government should protect children from work that is dangerous, or might harm their health or their education.
The Government should provide ways of protecting children from dangerous drugs.
The Government should protect children from sexual abuse.
The Government should make sure that children are not abducted or sold.
Children should be protected from any activities that could harm their development.
Children who break the law should not be treated cruelly. They should not be put in prison with adults and should be able to keep in contact with their families.
Governments should not allow children under 16 to join the army. Children in war zones should receive special protection.
Children who have been neglected or abused should receive special help to restore their self−respect.
Children who are accused of breaking the law should receive legal help. Prison sentences for children should only be used for the most serious offences.
If the laws of a particular country protect children better than the articles of the Convention, then those laws should stay.
The Government should make the Convention known to parents and children.
Radiohead, one of the world's top bands, has joined the MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) campaign, a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and MTV to raise awareness about human trafficking. The collaboration takes the Asia MTV EXIT campaign to a global audience, reaching as many as 560 million households worldwide.
Visit facebook.com/mtvexit and mtvexit.org for more info!
Short animation by the Children's Rights Alliance (www.childrensrights.ie) on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The animation is aimed at children.
Director: Adrian Moat / 2009 / UK
This video portrays the life of street children.
UNICEF works very hard every day to find solutions on issues like this. They work with governments and partners to prevent child exploitation, child trafficking, malnutrition, and promote and advance education systems, and improve food security.
The story is about Matilda Wormwood, an extraordinary child with ordinary and rather unpleasant parents, who are contemptuous of their daughter's prodigious talents, and her discovery of her telekinetic abilities. Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy film directed by Danny DeVito, based on the novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. For more info visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_(1996_film)
Directed by Lee Hirsch, the video portrays the day of a poor African child who faces difficult living condition and witnesses the relative ease of the life for a child in a higher developed country, with implications of lack of proper health care, education, public transportation, and proper agriculture. The song is dedicated to Yaguine Koita and Fode Tounkara, young stowaways who died flying from Guinea to Belgium in July, 1999; as well as the millions who live in poverty. (wikipedia.org)
"The song is a prayer asking God why is there so much suffering in the world. How do you chose who gets lucky enough to be born into wealth, versus who's born into poverty and disease and things like that. It's just asking God these questions. In response, I was thinking more about the issue of poverty and what I could do. I couldn't keep questioning what was happening. Why don't we do something about it?"
Support Mr. Legend's campaign by visiting http://www.showmecampaign.org/
More information about Koita and Tounkara, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaguine_Koita_and_Fod%C3%A9_Tounkara
Student choose one aspect of children right (education, social, nationality, and political) and promote its practices using poster and blog.
Task: a case study
This collection of resources addresses child issues from http://teachunicef.org/. The videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of a child, as well as how children and communities are being supported.
Samples of articles :
Find more in http://teachunicef.org/explore/topic