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Phase 2 - Challenges

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  March 05 - April 01 /  2018 


On Monday morning, March 5, we will start the challenges.

Each group selects one or more challenge(s)

and adds their work and inspiring contributions on their school page.

Please finish the challenges before Monday April 2.


All pages of this wiki are visible for everyone

Please have a look at the pages of the other participants too!



Overview of the 5 challenges: 1. Why Children's Rights? - 2. Autonomy & recognition - 3. The right to education - 4. Protection against Child labour - 5. Rights for girls & Equality




Children's rights are about living conditions, opportunities and protection, just about everything children can experience. Family and parents, education, health, freedom of faith and expression are important for children, as well as the right to a name and a nationality. Children's rights are also about a safe home, time to play and protection against abuse and exploitation.
Children's rights are meant for all children. 


It is quite a challenge to find out how different the lives of children in the world are.
This Learning Circle gives you an opportunity to explore and be curious together and share your answers to the challenging assignments.




How do we face the challenges and what do we need?


All children's rights in the Treaty are classified in 13 themes.

Students of 5 Dutch Montessori schools have chosen 5 themes or topics that appeal to them.
They wondered how you could explore children's rights and designed a lot of the assignments presented to you below.

Thanks, they did a great job! We hope that you, just like them, will learn a lot more about your own children's rights. 


Step 1 - A conversation

Why are children's rights so important to us?

Why was it necessary to draw up a Convention or Treaty in 1989, with special agreements on the rights of children?

Do children in the world of 2018 still need the same rights?

These are quite big questions. How can you handle them?


Have a conversation in your class or group first.
A set of 'Reflective questions' can help you to start. Find them  in this pdf, to download and print

Make a report or presentation about your ideas, statements and opinions and add it to your school page.


Step 2 - Choose one or more of the assignments.


  • Don't be overwhelmed by the number of assignments and questions in the 5 challenges! The variety allows you to select an assignment that matches your interest.
    You can choose one or more challenges to work on with the whole group or divide your class into smaller groups to work on multiple assignments.

  • Each challenge starts with an introduction to the topic, followed by assignments, questions and suggestions about how to handle them with your class or smaller group. 

  • It’s nice to know which assignment your group has selected. Please make this clear when you post your contribution on your school page in this wiki.

  • Please share with us how your group worked together. The learning process is as interesting as the results! 

Your own way:

Do not feel obliged to do exactly what is asked: 
There are many options and possibilities to create an interesting contribution:

  • a presentation

  • a (news) report

  • a song, rap or poem

  • a research

  • a poster or mindmap 

  • an interview

  • a quiz

  • a drama performance

  • photos, videos

  • a drawing

  • invite a guest speaker.

  • etc.. 


Use all your imagination and creativity,
share your passion and curiosity,
and surprise us all!


Click on the link to find your challenge:


1. Why Children's Rights?

2. Autonomy and Recognition

3. Right to Education

4. Protection against Child Labour

5. Rights for Girls / Equality 



Background information and Resources


To your school page: Click on the name!






School / teacher(s)

   The Netherlands
1. SG de MeergrondenMs. Marleen Dorresteijn and Mr. Mike van Tent – class BG2T


2. National College ‘B.P.Hasdeu’Ms. Dana Trocaru – class 10 B

   The Netherlands

3. SG de Meergronden – Ms. Ghada Idsinga and Mr. Gordon Vos – class MH2T


4. Lycee de Japoma – Ms. Kebila Patricia Nabila Langsi – group TieALL

   Germany 5.  Evangelische Schulgemeinschaft Erzgebirge  – Mr. Jonny Hielscher and Mr. Ekkehard Hansen – class 9 alpha
   The Netherlands 6.  Haags Montessori Lyceum – Ms. Tamar Schats – class Mavo 3


7. Danforth Gardens Public School – Mr. Matthew Malisani – class ‘Danforth Gardens 5/6 C'

    The Netherlands
8. Varendonck College – Ms. Neeltje van de Vossenberg – class AT3A

    South Africa


9. Hoërskool Uitsig - Mr. Warren Campodonico - group 'Hoërskool Uitsig' 



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