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Human rights education: Child Soldiers
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Human rights education: Child Soldiers


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Subject Social Studies
Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

A human rights education resource on child soldiers, based on a talk by a former child soldier, Ishmael Beah. For use with young people aged 11-14 across a range of subject areas. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.6



Child soldiers lesson plan.pdf

Lesson Plan
May 26, 2021
506.08 KB


Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
3 Reviews
SML Member
July 04, 2016
SML Member
January 30, 2016
A good resource for teachers to use when teaching about conflict in other countries. The use of clips from a child soldier's life in Sierra Leone is a good way to get the students interested in the topic.
June 28, 2014
This is a good resource for teachers, containing a Human Rights Lesson Plan and activity links based on a child soldier's life in Sierra Leone. It contains links to film clips from Ishmael Beah's session in the human rights center.
May 03, 2013
Very good resource, Clearly links in well with Citizenship and easy to use
SML Member
February 03, 2012