Champions Of Justice


Prologue
Mission
Plan Of Attack
Teams:
Team: Furies
Team: Amazons
Team: Titans
Team:  Supersonics
Time For Action

Teachers
Evaluation

 

 

 

Welcome my Colossal Companions! Your team (of about 6-8 students) will
  • investigate one Right of the Child (Number 4 - Child Poverty) from different perspectives or roles
  • design an art work or cartoon about the children and their situation,
  • create a puppet play, song, commercial or pantomime about your Rights of the Child

You will then use the information you have gathered to share ideas with members from the other class teams.

Process:

1. Compare your ideas of what the Rights of the Child mean with those of the other members of your group.

2. Go to the The United Nations' Rights of the Child page and
investigate Number 4.

3. Read it as a group, discuss what it means and rewrite it in your own words - either in Wordle or on "A Web Whiteboard". You might need to have a dictionary handy or use the online dictionary and Wikipedia.)

4. To investigate the Right of the Child (Number 4 - Child Poverty), you need to each take on different perspectives or roles (some of you might have to double up) - become that perspective or role even if you personally disagree with it.

Each perspective or role reflects what different groups around the world and here in Australia think.

The Perspectives or Roles are:

 

5. Work out which person will take on which perspective or role and then use the Resources listed below for each perspective to answer the question (s): poverty.jpg (12666 bytes)

Should there be Child Poverty in our world? Why? or Why Not?

REMEMBER: Take a particular stance on this question depending on how you think your perspective would act or believe.

 

RESOURCES

Poverty Fact Sheet

Angola: No Place for a Child

UNICEF Report: Half of Solo Mothers in poverty in Canada, Australia and US

Parliament of Australia: Parliamentary Library: The Poor in Australia: Who Are They and How Many Are There?

Poverty in Australia - List of extensive resources

Poverty in Australia - Salvation Army



Activities

Poverty Curriculum
This curriculum unit is part of the SyberSchoolBus website - a United
Nations Global Teaching and Learning Project. There are seven units
including the introduction and conclusion, covering food, health, housing,
education, work and economic security. Each unit contains an explanation, a class activity, a community service activity and a link to related Internet sites.
Source: Educational Network Australia, EdNA

Find an example of where your human right is being protected or people are doing something positive about this Right. 

Resources

Almost a Miracle: Gopi

Make Poverty History

Anti-Poverty Week

Uncover where and how it is happening.

 

6. Debate/Discussion: Should there be Child Poverty in our world? Why? or Why Not?

Each of you are to contribute to this debate from your perspective.

Come to consensus about the Questions and be ready to explain them to the rest of the class.

7. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES:

After you have debated your question, you are to create a piece of art work and a play, song or commercial about your Right and the issues surrounding it. Remember, it is important to show the complexities of this issue (there are many sides and people have different views).

Steps:
 

  • design an art work or cartoon about the children and their situation,
  • create a puppet play, song, commercial or pantomime about your Rights of the Child

Each student is to create their own art work or cartoon about the children and their situation from your perspective.

Together, as a team, you are to create a puppet play, song, commercial or pantomime about your Rights of the Child.

You can stay in your perspective or role.  

Your team must cover the following duties (so you need to allocate two people to each duty):

Writer - your job is to create the script for the puppet play; or, the theme for the song; or the words for the commercial or pantomime.

Designer - your job is to create the backdrop for the puppet play; or, commercial or pantomime. If your group decides to create a song, you need to design the CD cover for it.

Performers - your job is to covert the script into a creative piece of work!

Ideas Contributor/Director – you need to be creative and think of ideas and direct the performance.


 

Return to Plan of Attack to continue your mission.

"When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When
I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a
Communist."

Dom Helder Camara, Brazilian Roman Catholic Archbishop,
author, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee

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