Teaching ResourcesWe have a number of resources available. Some can be downloaded others can be purchased from our online shop.
CHILDREN IN CONFLICT - SYRIAThe conflict in Syria has continued to feature in our headlines for more than two years. Thousands of innocent children continue to be affected by the violent internal conflict. The Syria Powerpoint focuses on what it means to be a refugee or IDP, and explains how agencies like UNICEF are responding to this humanitarian emergency.
Download the Syria ppt level 4 - 5
As the temperatures drop to zero or below, UNICEF is ramping up our operations in Syria to help displaced people cope with the harsh winter conditions. Watch the video or read related 3 News article.
'Syrian Children Speak Out' Level 5 Social Science
The Syrian conflict rages on and is now into its third year. 5.2 million people have been forced from their homes and more than 70,000 people have been killed.
The UNICEF video 'Syrian Children Speak Out', is a moving and compelling insight into just how deeply Syrian children are being affected by the deadly conflict. We have developed a Level 5 Social Science Resource to assist with the viewing and comprehension of this video.
Watch the video 'Syrian Children Speak Out'
Download the Level 5 Social Science Resource 'Children in Conflict - Syria'
Banging the Drum - Social Sciences Level 5A social inquiry unit aimed at helping New Zealand students understand the Pacific as more than a tourist destination. The Pacific is a vast and complex geographical area made up of 22 countries and territories spread out over 30 million square kilometres of ocean, comprising of unique and diverse cultures. Through this unit we explore themes such as poverty, climate change, water, education and development aid. Download PDF
Traditional Game Cards and Unit Plan
A Health and Physical Education Resource aimed at levels 1 - 4. The unit plan is directly linked to the New Zealand Curriculum and consists of:
Learning Unit; teaching notes, achievement objectives, learning outcomes, assessment opportunities, suggested lesson sequence. Download PDF
22 Traditional Game Cards - PDF. Note: Download direct from dropbox, will take 3 minutes approximately.
The Cardboard House CompetitionCheck out the Cardboard House Competition and supporting education unit. Schools that participate could win insulation for their school. The unit highlights why poor housing is harmful, and calls for the standard of all housing to be improved in NZ. Download the learning documents.
United Nations convention on the rights of the child - uncrocUNICEF NZ and a group of volunteers from NZ Model UN teamed up to capture a series of images portraying children's rights in action around Wellington city. View the 'UNCROC in Action' photo essay.
View the UNICEF photo essay 'The Rights of Children'.
Water is Life - TanzaniaA social inquiry unit designed to help children in New Zealand to understand the important role clean water and sanitation plays in their lives and the lives of children around the world. Water is Life - Tanzania Level 3/4 PDF
View the powerpoint presentation to find out about water access issues in Tanzania. Contains colour images and a quiz about water access in Tanzania. Water is Life - Tanzania Level 3/4 ppt
Millennium Development Goals Activity sheetMillennium Development Goals Activity Sheet - ideal for supporting Pacific based Social Sciences Level 5
Find out about the Millennium Development Goals, and take a look at how countries in the Pacific are progressing in relation to these goals.
A bilingual picture book explaining the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, in child friendly language and illustrated by notable New Zealand artists. Purchase the book or download Teacher Support Materials produced in collaboration with Learning Media, aimed at levels 1 - 4.
For Each and Every Child - He Taonga Tonu te Tamariki
UNICEF fair Play
A social inquiry unit based on the benefits of Fair Play in formal and informal play situations, ideal for building a fair and cooperative classroom and playground ethos. Students will think critically about why we have rules and how rules affect our lives. They will investigate the concept of Fair Play and how Fair Play can realise the right to play and be included for all children.
UNICEF Fair Play Social Inquiry Unit Level 4 PDF
Tuvalu - sunshine and Sea waterA state of emergency has been declared in Tuvalu due to a severe water shortage. Sunshine and Sea Water explains what the water shortage means to the people of Tuvalu, and looks at how UNICEF is helping to bring relief to the people.
Watch the short video 'Tuvalu - Islands on the frontline of climate change'
Sunshine and Sea Water - Every Child has the Right to Fresh Water PDF Level 4
See Me, Hear MeA photo essay for young people in Aotearoa New Zealand, Yr 9 & 10 Social Studies. This resource is linked to the 2011 General Elections and investigates democracy, and the way young New Zealander's can access their democratic right to a say on issues that are important to them.
| Photo Essay Lessons & Activties (PDF)
||Unit Plan Level 4-5 (PDF)|
|Teacher's Plan (PDF)||Democracy in New Zealand (PPT)|
The Children's Famine Information and Activities
|Firdoze's Story - The Right to Life Activity Sheet Level 4
||School in the Dadaab Refugee Camps Activity Sheet Level 4
| Understanding the Famine ppt Primary
|About the Famine ppt Secondary|
Child PovertyA resource for Geography Teachers on Disparities in Development Between Countries. Assists in teaching Geography Achievement Standard 2.3.
|Child Poverty Resource
||Child Poverty Graphs
|Poverty, HIV & Conflict Graphs
||World Map Outline
Case Studies and Activity Sheets
| The Life of a Child Rights Worker
|| The Right to Survival
| The Right to Participation
|| The Right to Special Help
| The Right to an Education
|| Education for Street Children in Brazil
Caught in the Crossfire - Level 5A social inquiry resource for Social Science teachers on the impact conflict has on the lives of children.
|Caught in the Crossfire Resource Booklet
||Childhood Under Threat Map
|Children in Conflict Case Studies
|Protecting Children Affected by Conflict ppt
||Child Conflict Media