/ OSLA School and health kits for 676 children and young people ages 6–14 years old attending ten new schools Free the Children have built in the Masai Mara region of Kenya this year. Value: $13,520.00 OLA Target:
/ OSLA Free the Children will build its first combined school / public library in Emoroji community in the Masia Mara in Kenya when we are ready. Value: $15,000 to build the facility and to stock it with a collection. $4000 to furnish it. $1500 per year to operate the facility. OLA Target:
/ OSLA OLA Target: To supply materials annually to upgrade the libraries in schools Free the Children have built in Africa. Value: $1500 per school year. Depending on the size of the Africa Fund, the number of schools to be supported can be determined.
/ OSLA CURRICULUM TO SUPPORT OLAS AFRICA PROJECT Educational Unit for K – 12 to introduce and explore the concepts of global citizenship inherent in addressing the needs of children in Africa and the need to end poverty everywhere. OSLAs Global Citizenship Project: BE THE CHANGE
/ OSLA Through this unit, OSLA will attempt to: Raise awareness of current situations in developing countries Create a sense of understanding of world citizenship Empower the youth in our society to the reality that they can and do make a difference Encourage students to take action Change attitudes so that the tsunamis that are occurring daily in Africa never go unnoticed again.
/ OSLA The Focus United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Every child has the right to …
/ OSLA Be cared for. Right to: name, nationality, family ties not be separated from parents, unless it is for their own good be looked after properly, by people who respect their religion, culture & language all that is best for them, when adopted
/ OSLA Be protected. Right to be protected from: violence, abuse, neglect work that is dangerous or harmful activities harmful to development
/ OSLA Participate. Right to: say what they think when adults are making decisions about them get and share information meet together and join groups privacy reliable information from the media
/ OSLA Freedom of Expression. Right to: think and believe what they want, and practise their religion same rights as other children, when coming to a country as a refugee learn and use the language and customs of their families
/ OSLA Education and play. Right to: a free education, which respects childrens human dignity an education which develops the childs personality and talents to the full relaxation and play
/ OSLA Survival and development. Right to: survive and develop healthily special care and support if disabled good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and clean environment
/ OSLA Rehabilitation and care. Right to: special protection in war zones protection from being forced to join the army special help for those who have been neglected or abused
/ OSLA Ontario Curriculum Expectations United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child OSLA Information Studies Expectations FOCUS
/ OSLA Over thirty units, for all levels, K – 12 Resources: Picture books, fiction, non-fiction, web Includes three webquests Annotated bibliography of resources Developed by team of Ontario teacher- librarians
/ OSLA Relates lesson to grade and subject expectations Gives the topic, as it relates to the rights of children Gives the title
/ OSLA U.N. Rights of the Child Links lesson to rights Information Studies Links lessons to overall expectations For specific grade-level expectations, refer to Information Studies: Kindergarten to Grade 12 (OSLA 1999).
/ OSLA Resources Links lessons to resources from annotated bibliography Links lessons to web resources, where appropriate Downloadable blackline masters, in PDF format
/ OSLA BE THE CHANGE …Suggestions for Action Suggests activities and resources empowering students to make positive changes, personally, locally, globally
/ OSLA Icon appears throughout the project Encourages personal reflection Extends learning beyond school time Providing a journal for each student to record his or her thoughts would further enhance this process Thinking Question
/ OSLA Bibliographies (in pdf format) Version 1: alpha order lists title, author, ISBN, copyright date, annotation, recommended grade level Version 2: title, ISBN, copyright & grade level useful for collection analysis & purchasing Version 3: web site title, URL & grade level
/ OSLA CGU4U: Migrants and Refugees Task: You and your classmates represent officials on the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and must determine whether you will admit the person(s) appearing before you.
/ OSLA CGU4U: Migrants and Refugees Activities: students research Canadas immigration patterns (uses StatsCan website) group (3) research a specific country present the case for an immigrant from that country to the Canadian immigration hearing Evaluation: Annotated Works Cited Presentation Rubric
/ OSLA WebQuests Inquiry activities with websites as the main information source Directed use of the Internet, using pre-selected websites Suggestions for extended resources: online databases, print Three webquests: Junior, Intermediate, Senior Include lesson plans and teacher resources
/ OSLA Sets the Stage Describes what learners will have done by end of project Clearly described, supported steps to accomplish Task WWW & Beyond Measurable, relevant, authentic Be The Change Lesson plans, student resources
/ OSLA Task The Canadian government has established a special youth task force to investigate the issues of children and conflict, and to make recommendations to parliament on what Canada should be doing about this issue. They have invited you to be members of the task force. Your task is to investigate and analyze all aspects of the issue, and make recommendations on how the Canadian government, and we as Canadians, can help, by supporting the work of international organizations. Your task force group will present your recommendations to a special parliamentary committee on International Cooperation.
/ OSLA Teacher Resources: Scaffolded Approach Help students make sense of their learning Teacher Resources: Scaffolded Approach Help students make sense of their learning
/ OSLA Conclusion Its all right for us to say what others should do about an issue, or to leave it to the government. But what can we do as individuals to make a difference? Are there changes that we can make in our lives, or are there ways that we can help? The Government of Canada and many international organizations offer ideas for getting involved and being the change. See the Be the Change links on the Information Sources page for ideas on what you can do. Be the Change: How you can take action to make a difference to the worlds children: CIDAs Youth Zone has great ideas for making a difference. Link to the Youth Zone and select How to get involved, or Global Youth Ambassadors. http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/youthzone.htm UNICEFs Voices of Youth empowers youth to take action locally and globally: http://www.unicef.org/voy/voy.html Free the Children: Children Helping Children Through Education, founded by Canadian Craig Kielburger. http://www.freethechildren.org/index.php Be the Change: How you can take action to make a difference to the worlds children: CIDAs Youth Zone has great ideas for making a difference. Link to the Youth Zone and select How to get involved, or Global Youth Ambassadors. http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/youthzone.htm UNICEFs Voices of Youth empowers youth to take action locally and globally: http://www.unicef.org/voy/voy.html Free the Children: Children Helping Children Through Education, founded by Canadian Craig Kielburger. http://www.freethechildren.org/index.php
/ OSLA How to access these resources: http://www.accessola.com/osla/bethechange Lessons organized by division (Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior) All links to lessons are annotated All lessons and resource lists are downloadable, in PDF format
/ OSLA CHANGE FOR CHANGE Meaningful Fundraising Partnered with Learning Student Directed
/ OSLA DONATIONS OR Organizations chosen by students
/ OSLA Penny Carnival Ugly Tie Contest Postcards, Greeting Cards Guess Teachers Age Heads or Tails 50 / 50 Balloon Pop Day of Community Service Kiss a Pig - Dance Open Mic, Talent Show, Concert Battle of the Bands Fundraising Ideas Penny Rally Measure the length of your change Guess the Baby in Picture
/ OSLA BE THE CHANGE OSLA-developed curriculum materials CHANGE FOR CHANGE School-based fundraising projects: one way of empowering students to BE THE CHANGE. Watch for more about the OLA Africa Project at SuperConference 2006 and on the OLA website at: www.accessola.com
/ OSLA Acknowledgements Writing Team Peggy Thomas, Chair Toronto District School Board Anita Brooks Kirkland Waterloo Region District School Board Michelle Flecker Toronto District School Board Sybille Parry Toronto District School Board Marybeth Snyder Waterloo Region District School Board Lisa Teodosio Toronto District School Board Aislinn Thomas Human being (and University of Guelph student) We also wish to recognize the support of: Ontario Library Association – especially Larry Moore and Andrew Ryther Virginia Davis, Susan Menchinton and Rachel Nara Steen at S&B Books Richard Greer and David Lewis at Saunders and Knowbuddy Books Cathy Sandusky and Gail Winskill at FitzHenry and Whiteside Free the Children The Stephen Lewis Foundation
/ OSLA Put a face on poverty. Learn what you can do. BE THE CHANGE.