The US Fund for UNICEF is looking for US teachers to pilot its new "TeachUNICEF" online curriculum materials for grades 6-8 and 9-12. These lesson plans are based on UNICEF's 2006 "State of the World's Children Report". They examine how issues of poverty, armed conflict, child labor and disability impact the lives of children in developing countries, and what UNICEF is doing to overcome these challenges to children's survival and development. Each lesson plan is aligned to national curriculum standards, and contains ideas for interdisciplinary curriculum work. You can view the lesson plans at http://www.teachunicef.org (Click on "Lesson Plans and Resources") When will piloting take place? Piloting will take place between Sept. 1 and Nov. 1, 2007. The lesson plans may be completed at any time during that period, depending on your schedule. What will be required? 1. Teachers will be asked to choose one lesson plan from the list below: a.. Martha from Sierra Leone (this lesson focuses on children and armed conflict), b.. Himal from Nepal (children and poverty), c.. Nodira from Uzbekistan (children with disabilities), or d.. Ali from Jordan (child labor) Teachers will also be asked to choose one additional lesson plan, on either "The Root Causes of Exclusion" or "Measuring Success: The Millennium Development Goals". 2. You will be asked to give a short pre-test to your students. 3. You can then use the lesson plans with your class. These are designed to be completed in 2-3 class periods, and include optional homework assignments. 4. After completing the lesson plans, you will be asked to give a short post-test to your students. 5. We will also ask you to complete a short online survey form giving us your feedback on the materials. How do I sign up to participate? For more detailed information, or to register to participate, contact: Susan Fountain, Evaluation Outreach, US Fund for UNICEF 845-485-3266 ======== North American Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education-na/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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