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73 resources with the keyterm united nations

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Rights Auction

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in...
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The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing...
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Peacebuilding: Taking Home Lessons Learned in Africa

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners take a closer look at one journalist's work on UN Peacebuilding efforts in four African nations: Sierra Leone, Burundi, Central African Republic, and Guinea Bissau. They collaborate to define peacebuilding and discuss the...
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The Crisis in the Ivory Coast

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Through reading a variety of news articles and other informational texts, learners discover the political turmoil and intense ethnic and religious tensions that envelop the Ivory Coast today. Class members research the historical...
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The 'Question of Palestine'

For Students 7th - 10th
New York Times covers hot topics and current events, now you may use those articles to help young people become more aware. Kids read an article regarding the Israeli-Palestinian agreement and the prospect of Palestine joining the UN....
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Life as a Refugee

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lesson 1 from a Refugees and Human Rights unit is based on the UNHCR video “Working with Refugees.” Pupils gain an understanding of the role the United Nations plays in protecting and assisting refugees worldwide and have an opportunity...
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Post-WWII De-Colonization

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The end of WWII brought big changes around the world, not the least of which occur in the increasingly decolonized continent of Africa. This slideshow details the developing countries of Ghana, Kenya, Congo, Nigeria, and South Africa, to...
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Reform in the Middle East Online Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Give your class the opportunity to take the time to examine their beliefs and misconceptions about American foreign policy in other countries. Learners begin by moving around the room to identify to others whether they agree or disagree...
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Eu, Un, and Commonwealth: Keeping Peace

For Teachers 6th - 9th
What are the UN, the EU, and Commonwealth? Have the class brainstorm all they know about these powerful international organizations. Then have them compare and contrast the ways in which different countries or political groups work. They...
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The United Nations: Fifty Years of Keeping the Peace

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the work of the United Nations. In this United Nations lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the history of the United Nations. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to the...
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The Cold War: 1945-1991

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The best part of this presentation about the Cold War is the various pictures, photos, and maps throughout the slides. The timeline of this time period is difficult to follow in the presentation, as well as the details about several main...
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Restructuring the Post War World: 1945-Present

For Teachers 10th - 12th
You have just entered the Cold War Zone, with 96 slides at your disposal. From changes in government in China, The Marshall Plan, and the Iron Curtain, to the Vietnam War and Ronald Regan, this presentation will help you cover it all. A...
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Test Yourself | History, July 29, 2011

For Students 10th - 12th
Does your class know anything about the secretary-general of the United Nations? They can test themselves on what they know by answering one question about the first UN leader.
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McMUN Model United Nations

For Teachers 10th - 12th
If you have been searching for a plan to run a model U.N. simulation, this plan provides some bare bones for your activity. Scholars break into blocs to research and discuss global issues and come up with collaborative solutions. In...
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Forest Loss Slows as Asian Nations Plant

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students survey the loss of forests around the world. In this environmental lesson, students read an article that outlines how forests are being lost and government interaction which encourages forests to be rebuilt.  Activities to...
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Breaking News English: United Nations

For Students 5th - 10th
In this United Nations worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write,...
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To Join or not to Join the League of Nations - That is the Question

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers evaluate the possible reasons the United States did not become part of the League of Nations. For this World History lesson, students discuss the pros and cons of what might have happened if the United States had joined...
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US Government: Foreign Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars take a quiz to assess their knowledge of U.S. foreign policy. In this foreign policy lesson, students define vocabulary terms using the textbook in groups and share as the class takes notes. Young scholars create a...
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Ayiti: Children of Haiti Summit

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the core challenges faced by children in Haiti.  In this World History lesson, 9th graders examine the impact poverty has on access to education, nutrition, basic healthcare, and child mortality.  Students research...
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Simulating a Middle East Peace Summit

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the issues in the Middle East.  In this World History activity, 10th graders research the problems between Palestine and Israel.  Students write a speech on their point of view of the peace process.
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Debating Iraq

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars analyze the main themes of President Bush's UN Speech and discussion of the NewsHour report on the Iraq Debate. In this debate instructional activity, students answer pre-listening questions and view a transcript of the...
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Human Rights And Civil Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While he may not be as well known as civil rights activists such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, or Malcolm X, Ralph Bunche's contributions certainly made him a leader in the struggle for civil rights in the United States and...
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Model United Nations Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine current and past problems and situations affecting the United Nations, and explore life, career, and philosophy of Ralph Bunche, American diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Students then prepare portfolios to...
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Iraq: How Did We Get Here?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the role of the Department of Defense. They explain the process in which the government decides it is going to go to war with another country. They identify key decision makers and explore the role of the United Nations.