Other Resources – Children

Children of Migrant Workers: Exploring the Issues
Resource reviews and strategies for teaching about migrant workers and their families. Source: Social Studies and the Young Learner 19 (2), 2006; National Council for the Social Studies
Type: Article with reviews and teaching strategies
Grade Level: middle – high school

Children and Youth Study Guide
Source: “The Rights of the Child.”  Special Section in Social Education, Volume 56, No. 4, April/May 1992; Editors: Beverly C. Edmonds and William R. Fernekes
Special section in the professional journal of the National Council for the Social Studies. Addresses the origins, content, and implications of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child for social studies education.  Sixteen authors drawn from across the globe provided essays, lesson and unit plans, and instructional resources on how to study children’s rights within the social studies classroom.
Type: Journal articles

Child Soldiers WebQuest
Source:  UN Cyberschoolbus
The webquest poses the central question “What Should be Done about Child Soldiers?” and offers opportunities through an internet-based set of activities for participants to learn about the complex issues related to child soldiers and prepare policy recommendations on how to respond to the central question. The instructional emphasis combines both individual and group work and the webquest provides links to useful resources to enrich the online activities, along with guidance for teachers about how to effectively use webquests in the classroom.
Type:  Online webquest
Grade Level:  middle – high school
Subject area:  humanities, social studies

Convention on the Rights of the Child
Source: Human Rights and Peace Bookstore.
Passport-sized copies of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Grade Level: All

In Our Own Backyard: The Hidden Problem of Child Farmworkers in America
Source: American Federation of Teachers
Extensive resources (e.g., video clips, photographs, legal documents, migrant youth essays, timelines, reports, media articles, case studies and statistics) to educate and encourage action to prevent child farm labor that violates children’s rights.
Type: Web-based resources
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, service learning

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
The treaty body that monitors implementation of the CRC by its State parties.

Universal Children’s Day, November 29

World Day against Child Labor