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Everything you need to know about the Montessori Book for Children's Rights and participation in the project.
How it works
There are several stages in the submission process. We explained them in 4 simple steps.
We would like you to reach out to your key stakeholders in your region, including schools, NGOs, and regional and national education policy makers, to share with them the AMI statement in support of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. We would also love you to share the request for contributions to the Montessori Book for Children's Rights with teachers and schools you are connected with.
You have read all the information on this page and decided that you would like to take part in our project. That is great! Make sure to contact us before you start creating: we will help you with planning and choosing your article.
You can choose any of the 42 articles of the Convention. You can find more information about them here. We also highlighted several of them on the homepage. We will be happy to guide you and your students in choosing the article that resonates with you the most, if needed.
It is time to get creative! Gather together with your team and students to plan and discuss the activities. Write texts, ask questions, draw or make photos. Collect all the pieces together and produce an article.
Your article is ready for submission. We cannot wait to receive it! Before you sent it please check that the following features are in place:
1) your article is a one-piece PDF format document;
2) all the visuals used in your article are made by you or you have the official permission to use them;
3) high quality pictures look the best!
Ready to go? Then send us an email (before 15 May, 2020).

We have tried to collect the most popular questions about the articles and the project:

What kind of content shall I submit?
The idea of the Montessori Book for Children's Rights that will be produced by the children of the world, is to demonstrate what the different articles of the convention mean to them ,and to create awareness of their rights under the Convention. Your content can be presented in various forms that work for publishing: texts, drawings, photos, etc. (see the examples below). Please make sure to use high quality content that you produced yourself or that you have permission to use.
Does my school need to be linked to AMI?
Any school can participate as the Convention is there for all children.
Can adults participate too?
The Convention is specifically for children, so we want to hear from them. Of course adults can support children with their submission and talk to them about their rights so that children are aware and able to participate.
Can I choose an article myself?
The Convention has 54 articles, of which article 43-54 discuss how governments and international organizations will work to give children their rights. You can choose any article of interest to you, so there are 42 articles to choose from. If you need help with your choice, feel free to contact us.
What if my country does not recognize the Convention?
The Convention is the most widely recognized international treaty, only one country has not ratified the Convention. You can still discuss the Convention with the children, as even though their rights might not be directly recognized by the Convention, many will apply on a national level and they will also have these explicit rights if they are in other countries that do recognize the Convention. It might also be an interesting point to discuss with the children, why the Convention is not recognized in their country.
What is the deadline?
The deadline for submission is 15 May, 2020
Check out the examples from our participants.
Scroll through our gallery below to get inspired by the stories and art sent to us by the participants from all over the world.
More questions?
Contact us and we will answer them!

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