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This Child, Every Child

Elementary, Middle

Description

This book examines the rights that children are guaranteed under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The author allows readers to experience the lives of children in poor countries and draws awareness to the striking disparity that exists in the conditions that children find themselves in.  Through stories from around the world, the author demonstrates how many children lack opportunities that others take for granted.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This resource is appropriate for students in grades 2-6.  It provides the perfect springboard to discuss how their personal health and survival needs are met on a daily basis, while comparing and contrasting their experiences with children in other countries.  The statistics provided can be easily incorporated into a math activity or inspire students to conduct research within their own community into the disparity that exists closer to home. 

Relevant Grades and Subjects

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  • Kindergarten
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    • English
    • Social Studies
  • Grade 2
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    • Health, Personal Development & Careers
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Themes Addressed

  • Human Health & Environment (2)

    • Hunger and Malnutrition
    • Quality of Life
  • Human Rights (3)

    • Cultural Diversity
    • Poverty
    • Social Justice