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  • ISBN: 978-0-86491-310-4
  • Pages: 152
  • Publication year: 2010
  • Sample lesson/chapter
  • Format


  • Type of resource


  • Audience


  • Special themes

    Social responsibility

  • Subject area

    Politics / Civics / Activism
    Social studies

  • Targeted grade range

    Intermediate (4-6)
    Middle (7-9)
    Senior (10-12)

  • Series

    Critical Challenges Across the Curriculum

  • Language


Caring for Young People's Rights

Author(s): Dan Kirk, Jan Nicol, Lindsay Gibson
Publisher(s): Jointly published by Canadian International Development Agency and The Critical Thinking Consortium


Use critical thinking challenges about young people in a variety of developing countries to foster understanding of the nature and importance of basic human rights.

The students were AMAZINGLY well behaved and more importantly, engaged. … The teacher had noted that this was by far the quietest and most engaged the students have been in a LONG time.

—Student teacher, Simon Fraser University

This course material is superior . . . even aside from the fact that all materials are provided! I judge this by student involvement and discussion/response. There are no groans when I call for Socials period.

—Grade 6 teacher, Chilliwack, BC

[Students] found [the unit] very interesting and relevant and a common comment was 'it really made me think' . . . the name of the game! . . .From my point of view, this is great stuff . . .

—Grade 10 teacher, Langley, BC

Ministry approvals

This title is Ministry approved for use in the following subjects, grade levels and provinces: Civics: 11 (British Columbia); Social Justice: 12 (British Columbia); Social Studies: 7 (Manitoba).