The World Around Us: Our Right to Be Heard

How can I make a difference to the world?

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Lesson plan


60 minutes

How can I use my voice to make a better world?

This lesson plan encourages pupils aged 7–11 to consider their place in the world and what it means to be heard, and introduces them to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – the basis for all of UNICEF’s work worldwide. Through discussions in groups and with the wider class, pupils will think, talk about and share ideas that matter to them, and reflect on how they could take action to make a difference.

Our Right to Be Heard is part of The World Around Us, a set of five 60-minute learning resources exploring children’s values and rights. Developed for Dreamachine by A New Direction in partnership with UNICEF UK, this nine-page PDF lesson plan includes plenty of prompts for discussions, plus links and resources for further learning.

Lesson plan

Curriculum links

Citizenship, Personal, Social & Health Education
Key Stage: KS2

Northern Ireland:
Personal Development & Mutual Understanding
Key Stages: KS1, KS2

Health & Wellbeing, Social Studies
Levels: First Level, Second Level

Expressive Arts, Health & Well-being, Humanities
Progression Steps: PS2, PS3