Curriculum and Classroom Resources
The Youth Engagement and Action Team provides curriculum and classroom activities to help you engage and empower youth. Our multidisciplinary approaches to teaching world issues are appropriate for students in grades 4 through 12. Try them out—and let us know what you think!
To support educators and after-school program coordinators in bringing global issues into their work, Plan has created the One You, One World curriculum in conjunction with Weekly Reader.
One You, One World curriculum introduces students to the concepts of child rights, global poverty, and the impact of HIV/AIDS. Students learn how youth are resolving these issues in their communities, and how they too can take action to make the world a better place for children and youth.
- One You, One World: Be a Part of the Solution. Take Action Against HIV/AIDS (425kb, 1 page). This unit introduces students to World AIDS Day, and—through stories, statistics, and pictures—gives them a greater understanding of HIV/AIDS and the efforts that are being made to stop the disease.
- One You, One World: Be a Part of the Global Community (925kb, 3 pages). This unit encourages students to think about their place in the world by introducing students to the concept of child rights and the Global Movement for Children.
To request hard copies of the One You, One World materials, please contact: Connie Bevivino, Donor Relations Representative at Plan International USA.
See Me, Share My World: Understanding the Developing World through Children's Art is a multidisciplinary teaching unit designed for use in the upper elementary grades.
Lesson 1: Where do you live?
Lesson 2: What do you eat?
Lesson 3: Who teaches you?
Lesson 4: What keeps you healthy?
Lesson 5: Why do you work?
Lesson 6: How do you have fun?
Other Activities; Sources and References
Take your students to the countries where Plan International USA works and learn more about the communities we support. Click here to connect through Virtual Villages, and tour villages around the world through the eyes of the children who live there!