Lesson Plan

Child Soldiers (module) - Social Studies 6-8

In this module (10 lessons), students will learn the scope and impact of the forced recruitment of child soldiers and the actions being taken by individuals and organizations to eliminate this practice. Students will analyze primary and secondary sources, debate, create maps, discuss, design individual action plans, conduct Internet research, and write reflectively as they learn about child soldiers.

  • What is the nature and extent of the use of child soldiers in armed conflicts?;
  • What are some of the motivations for using children as soldiers?;
  • What is the impact of warfare on child soldiers?;
  • What actions have been taken by the world community to eliminate the use of child soldiers?;
  • How are youths around the world promoting peace?
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