Lesson Plan

Child Labour in Developing Countries - Social Studies 6-8

This activity looks at the interdependent nature of the world using industry in China as an example. It explores the idea of global citizenship using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a values framework. This is a lesson plan that can be used as part of UNICEF's National Non-Uniform Day that raises money for getting children in Bangladesh and Brazil out of labour and into school.

Learning aims

  • To be introduced to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and how it aims to improve the lives of children across the globe
  • Learn how child labour impedes children's rights
  • Think about how the world is interdependent and their own role as global citizens
  • To be part of/learn about UNICEF's National Non-Uniform Day

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