The Rights of Youth Here and Around the World


The Rights of Youth Here and Around the World

Duration: 4 period(s)
Suggested level: Secondary Cycle Two
Subject: Culture and Citizenship in Quebec, English Language Arts, Law



The Act respecting the regulation of work by children was assented to on June 1, 2023. This law aims to regulate child labour and provides a general age limit to work in Quebec, with some exceptions. As a result, our teaching guide is currently under review.

Educational objectives

  • To become familiar with the concepts of human rights and children’s rights
  • To become aware that many children can’t benefit from the rights provided under the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • To look for ways to improve the situation of children around the world
  • To try different types of arguments to convince others of their position

Subjects and subject-specific competencies

  • Ethics and Religious Culture:
    • Competency 1: Freedom, justice
  • English Language Arts:
    • Competency 2: Represents her/his literacy in different media


Four periods

Connections with other subjects

  • History and Citizenship Education: Winning of civil rights and freedoms
  • Contemporary World: Chapter on Power – International and multilateral agreements

Broad areas of learning

  • Citizenship and Community Life: Adoption of a culture of peace
  • Health and Well-Being: Self-awareness and awareness of his/her basic needs.

Cross-curricular competencies

  • Uses information: Gathers information and puts it to use
  • Communicates appropriately

Related content

Children, teenagers and work

The rights of children when parents divorce

Criminal system punishments for teenagers


External pedagogical tools

  • The website of Equitas – the International Centre for Human Rights Education – provides teaching guides on the rights of children and human rights generally
  • Unicef has teaching resources about the Convention on the Rights of the Child

External resources