Investigating the effects of poverty on children’s rights
- Investigating the effects of poverty on children’s rights
Young people care about children’s rights, and are keen to talk about fairness and justice, but how aware are they of the impact of poverty on the rights of children both here in the UK and across the globe?
The recent campaign from International Day for Street Children (12 April) can help your pupils think about the influences on children’s rights across the globe, and you can use the resources below to investigate the impacts of poverty on human rights in less economically developed countries.
- Children’s rights with a global dimension (Key Stages 2 and 3) is a GLP resource listing ideas to enable you to add a global dimension to your teaching of children’s rights.
- Everyone Counts (Key Stage 2) from Oxfam Education develops numeracy and geography skills while exploring children’s lives from around the world.
- More or Less Equal? (Key Stage 3) is Oxfam Education’s comprehensive resource investigating the lives of children in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. Using a range of activities for literacy, numeracy and geography, it explores the effects of poverty and develops understanding of inequality, while promoting enquiry and critical thinking.
- Global Explorers (Key Stage 2) is an interactive whiteboard resource from Christian Aid focused on the lives of children all over the world.
- Comparing young lives (Key Stage 3) from Oxfam Education uses real data, case studies and photographs to develop empathy and investigate the effects of inequality and poverty on children's lives, with taster activities for English, maths and geography.
Further GLP resources and background reading
Take a look at the GLP Human rights and child rights and Equality web pages for more resources to explore the topics of fairness and justice in the UK and around the world.
The GLP resource on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on Goal 5 for gender equality, can also help you to introduce the topic of children’s rights, particularly the right to an education for girls.
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