We are all hugely aware of the current situation in Japan due to the extensive coverage in the media.  As educators, it is important to remember that our students are also being exposed to the same images and information.  This media coverage can leave children and youth feeling unsafe and frightened.  Often children have questions and concerns about these crises that can be difficult for us to address.

UNICEF Canada has developed an educational resource for both elementary and secondary students which helps teachers initiate a conversation about current humanitarian emergencies. Through the activities, students will understand the implications of humanitarian emergencies on communities and vulnerable populations like children, while developing a sense of compassion and empathy, and a desire to act.

Elementary Guide

Secondary Guide

 

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About UNICEF Canada

UNICEF Canada's Global Classroom program supports teachers and schools in their efforts to integrate global education in the classroom and promote the rights of the child.

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