Children With Disabilities

This collection of teacher resources addresses rights and inclusion of children with disabilities. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Nodira who shares her experience living with a disability. The lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the challenges that children with disabilities face, as well as how UNICEF is supporting them.

Topic Materials

Units & Lesson Plans

unit-lesson-plans

6-8
Children With Disabilities: Nodira's Story (6-8)
Children with Disabilities: Nodira's Story will help teachers engage students by: • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking about being global citizens. • Encouraging understanding about the ways in which children, specifically children
9-12
Children With Disabilities: Nodira's Story (9-12)
Children With Disabilities: Nodira’s Story will help teachers engage students by: • Promoting student reflection and critical thinking about being global citizens. • Encouraging understanding about the ways in which children, specifically children
Activities

activities

6-8
Case Studies: UNICEF and Children with Disabilities 6-8
Examine the case studies of Ethiopia, Georgia, Macedonia and Sri Lanka - and how disabilities affect the lives of children living in those countries.
9-12
Case Studies: UNICEF and Children with Disabilities 9-12
Learn about how Ethiopia, Georgia, Sri Lanka and Macedonia are aiming to provide access to education and basic services for all children.
6-8
Nodira's Story 6-8
Learn about Nodira, a girl in Uzbekistan who lives with a disability.
9-12
Nodira's Story 9-12
Learn about Nodira, a girl living in Uzbekistan who lives with a disability.
6-8
Preventing Disabilities in Children 6-8
How is UNICEF ensuring the prevention of disabilities in children? With accompanying reading comprehension questions.
9-12
Preventing Disabilities in Children 9-12
Learn how specific disabilities can be prevented with health interventions.
6-8
TeachUNICEF Map Guide
The TeachUNICEF Map Guide highlights some of the diverse challenges facing peoples across the planet, many of which are fueled by the realities of geography. Topics such as the availability and struggle for control of natural resources and the...
Articles

articles

6-8
Interview with UNICEF Child Protection Advisor 6-8
Read an interview with UNICEF Child Protection Advisor Alexandra Yuster.
9-12
Interview with UNICEF Child Protection Advisor 9-12
Read an interview with UNICEF Child Protection Advisor Alexandra Yuster.
6-8, 9-12
L'histoire de Nodira
Lisez à propos de Nodira, une jeune fille de l'Ouzbékistan, qui est handicapée.
9-12
La Historia de Nodira
Lea sobre Nodira, una chica de Uzbekistán, que vive con una discapacidad.
9-12
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Articles Specifically Relevant to Children 9-12
Read an overview of the various UN Conventions protecting the rights of disabled children.
6-8
UNICEF and Disabilities 6-8
UNICEF works to ensure that children with disabilities have access to education and other services.
9-12
UNICEF and Disability 9-12
UNICEF believes that children with disabilities deserve equal access to education and basic services.
Video

video

3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Nodira's Story
In this video, Nodira discusses her life growing up with a disability in Uzbekistan. She shares her passion for education and discusses ideas for improving education for children with disabilities.
6-8, 9-12
Educating About Children With Disabilities in Bosnia
This video describes a campaign in Bosnia to change public perceptions about children with disabilities.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Help for Children With Disabilities
Children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in the world. This video shows how UNICEF works to ensure that the rights of children with disabilities are guaranteed.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
A Multi-Cultural School in Bosnia and Herzegovina Brings out the Best
Watch a video about a child friendly school in Bosnia and Herzegovina. More than a decade after the war, this school is using a multi-cultural, child centered model to best serve the needs of its students.
6-8, 9-12
Braille textbooks for children in Zimbabwe
Learn about a UNICEF-supported initiative to provide primary school textbooks in Braille to students living in Zimbabwe.
9-12
UNICEF Disability Therapy in Argentina
Watch a video about UNICEF's disability services provided to a rural Argentine family.
6-8, 9-12
L'histoire de Nodira: Les Enfants Handicapés
Apprenez plus sur l'histoire de Nodira comme elle fait face à son handicap - cette vidéo illustre les enjeux et les défis auxquels sont confrontés les jeunes d'aujourd'hui, ainsi que les programmes qui sont utilisés pour améliorer sa vie.
6-8, 9-12
La Historia de Nodira: Los Niños con Discapacidad
Conozca la historia de Nodira y como hace frente a su discapacidad. Este video ilustra los problemas y los desafíos a los que se enfrenta la juventud de hoy, así como los programas que están funcionando para mejorar su vida.
Audio

audio

9-12
Equal Education Opportunities for Children with Disabilities
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke talks to Ms Elina Lehtomaki, Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and a pioneer in the field of inclusive education.
6-8, 9-12
A More Accessible World for Dreaming Big
Podcast moderator Alex Goldmark spoke with Zimbabwe's Munyaradzi Mahiya (AKA Munya), an inspiring youth advocate for a more inclusive society. - See more at: http://www.educationandtransition.org/resources/a-more-accessible-world-...
6-8, 9-12
Interview with Ugandan Parliament Member Baba Diri Margaret, Who Lost Sight at Age 15
Podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog spoke with Baba Diri Margaret, who lost her sight at 15-years-old and is now an Honorable Member of the Ugandan Parliament and a central figure of the disability movement in her country.
6-8, 9-12
UNICEF's Alexandra Yuster on the Importance of Education for Children with Disabilities
UNICEF Senior Advisor on Child Protection Alexandra Yuster discusses the importance of providing access to education for children with disabilities.

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