The Rights of Youth Here and Around the World


The Rights of Youth Here and Around the World

Duration: 4 period(s)
Suggested level: Secondary 3, 4, 5
Subject: Ethics and Religious Culture, English Language Arts, Law


Pedagogical objectives

  • Become familiar with the concepts of human rights and children’s rights
  • Become aware that many children can’t benefit from the rights provided under the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Look for ways to improve the situation of children around the world
  • Try different types of arguments to convince others of their position

Subjects and subject-specific competencies

  • Ethics and Religious Culture:
    • Competency 1: Freedom, justice
  • English Language Arts:
    • Competency 2: Represents her/his literacy in different media


Four periods

Connections with other subjects

  • History and Citizenship Education: Winning of civil rights and freedoms
  • Contemporary World: Chapter on Power – International and multilateral agreements

Broad areas of learning

  • Citizenship and Community Life: Adoption of a culture of peace
  • Health and Well-Being: Self-awareness and awareness of his/her basic needs.

Cross-curricular competencies

  • Uses information: Gathers information and puts it to use
  • Communicates appropriately

Related content

Children, teenagers and work

The rights of children when parents divorce

Criminal system punishments for teenagers


External pedagogical tools

  • The website of Equitas – the International Centre for Human Rights Education – provides teaching guides on the rights of children and human rights generally.
  • Unicef has teaching resources about the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

External resources