The program provides teachers with clear objectives, vocabulary, and directions on how to teach the subject; lesson plans are available for students in grades 6-8, and 9-12.
TeachUNICEF’s educational lesson plan on child trafficking aims to raise awareness about trafficking, highlight the challenges of combatting the crime, and encourage students to take action in addressing the trafficking of minors around the world.
The Middle School guide is divided into three lessons:
Lesson 1: Students will tap into their knowledge of human trafficking and become acquainted with its domestic and international dimensions, including the relationship between labor exploitation and global consumer demand. They also will begin to associate child trafficking with the violation of rights guaranteed in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Lesson 2: Students will examine how children in different parts of the world become victims – and then survivors – of trafficking. This will include information on the risk factors that children face, the manner in which victims are exploited, and how organizations like UNICEF are working to protect the survivors.
Lesson 3: Students will learn how they can take action to help end child trafficking through education of others, civic engagement, and support of UNICEF and its partners, while also demonstrating what they have learned about trafficking in general.
TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with standards. The lesson plans, stories, and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to Water and Sanitation.