Tuesday, August 21, 2007

UNICEF Pilot Program - Check it out

From an email I received from Susan Fountain of UNICEF:

The US Fund for UNICEF is looking for teachers in the United States to pilot its new "TeachUNICEF" curriculum materials for grades 6-8 and 9-12. These lesson plans are based on UNICEF's 2006 "State of the World's Children Report". They examine the lives of children in developing countries, and what UNICEF is doing to overcome challenges to their survival and development. Each lesson plan is aligned to national curriculum standards, and includes links to maps, statistical tables, and streaming videos. Topics include:

--Martha from Sierra Leone (this lesson focuses on children and armed conflict),
--Himal from Nepal (children and poverty),
--Ali from Jordan (child labor)
--The Root Causes of Exclusion
--Measuring Success: The Millennium Development Goals

The lesson plans can be viewed at http://www.teachunicef.org/. (Click on “Lesson Plans and Resources”.)

Piloting can take place any time between Sept. 1 and Nov. 15, 2007, and registrations will be accepted through Sept. 28. Participating teachers will be asked to give a short pre-test to their classes, carry out the lessons, give a short post-test, and complete an online teacher evaluation form.

For more detailed information, or to register to participate, contact:
Susan Fountain, Evaluation Outreach, US Fund for UNICEF

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