This Special Mission — Our Rights lesson plan also includes:
Introduce young learners to the list of children's rights as defined by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) with a series of activities that get class members thinking about what they need to grow up safely and happily.
- After modeling how to craft a personal letter, ask class members to write a letter to the president urging him to submit the document to congress for ratification
- Designed for children in Wales; however, the concepts are appropriate in any classroom in any country
- Preview the 15 questions in the first activity liked to rights; the second question asks individuals to reveal whether or not they had breakfast that morning
- Class members establish rules for behavior that would create a rights-friendly classroom and/or school