Lesson Plan

Child Soldiers - Power Relationships - Social Studies 6-7

How is it that children end up as soldiers? This lesson plan looks at the way some armies and militias “press gang" children and young people into fighting – forcibly recruiting those who otherwise would have no intention of fighting.

As with other lesson plans, you will take students through a series of discussions and activities, getting deeper into the story as you go. You need no prior knowledge – just the ability to guide students as they explore what it feels like to be someone else.

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