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116 resources with the concept the united nations

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Hotel Rwanda Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Here is the comprehensive, official educator's guide for presenting Hotel Rwanda and the story of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 to a classroom environment. It includes a range of exceptional hands-on or discussion activities, as well as a...
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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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On This Day: The United Nations Charter

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Established after the devastation of World War II, the United Nations was meant to uphold peace among nations—though the idea isn't without its critics. Using newsreel footage from its establishment and videos of politicians from Eleanor...
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The Cold War (America)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Cold War—with its roots in World War II—impacts the world today. Using an extensive curriculum, scholars consider its impact through primary sources, including speeches and propaganda, as well as other skills-enhancing activities. An...
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What Happens to Your Life When You’re Uprooted?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Two young people must flee their village in Sudan while soldiers are rounding up children, forcing them to fight in the conflict between government and rebel forces. What happens to them now? Following the story of Gabriel and Aluel,...
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Who Do You Trust When Your Life Is at Stake?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Gabriel and Aluel fled their village, which was under attack. Now they must make a series of decisions to survive: Who should they trust? Where should they go? Scholars consider their options and apply them to the larger problems facing...
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Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Human rights became a global focus after decades of war, recovery from war, and uncountable war crimes committed throughout. Social studies class members discuss the Universal Declaration of Human Rights before completing an interactive...
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The Berlin Airlift

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
After World War II, the Soviet Union and the Allied forces divided Germany into equal quadrants, but Joseph Stalin's increasing mistrust led to nearly 12 months of blocked access to West Berlin—and the 2.3 million people who still lived...
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Rules of Procedure Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do you know about the Model UN procedures? Scholars wrap up the final lesson of an eight-part Model United Nations series by showing their knowledge. Using the rules of procedure chart as a backdrop, they fill in the proper answers...
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Model UN Vocabulary

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is a quorum? How about a bloc? Scholars research the various terms used by the Model United Nations format. The fifth lesson of an eight-part installment identifies the key terms and phrases.  A crossword puzzle and identification...
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Writing the Position Paper

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Building a hamburger is just like ... writing a research paper? Scholars create their own reports on their individual nations in the fourth lesson of an eight-part series on the Model United Nations. Using the hamburger graphic...
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How Do Human Rights Work?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Do human rights apply to children? Scholars learn of three children asking for help to determine their rights and how to handle specific situations. Class members must research any laws pertaining to the requested right and how the...
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Model UN Procedures

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Without rules and regulations, there would be nothing but chaos. The seventh lesson of an eight-part series investigates the procedures of holding a Model United Nations meeting. Scholars research and understand the terminology and the...
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Points and Motions – What Do You Say?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The sixth installment of an eight-part Model UN series discusses the proper procedures for debating a topic on the floor of the United Nations. Class members use terminology and scenarios to learn the correct way to address the...
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Getting to Know Your Country

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Where are you from? What type of customs do you have? Scholars research their assigned nations in the third installment of an eight-part Model United Nations series. They work in pairs uncovering population, economic, and United Nations...
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Model UN Scavenger Hunt

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever tried to get information online about an organization only to have difficulty understanding the results? Scholars navigate the Internet in a WebQuest to locate information about organizations within the Model United...
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United Nations Major Organs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The United Nations organization handles the world's issues one by one. The question is, who has the authority? Scholars investigate the format behind the UN in the first lesson of an eight-part unit. Graphic organizers, as well as puzzle...
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Unit 5: Human Rights Council

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When is it the responsibility of the world to step in and address a human rights crisis? The final lesson of a six-part United Nations series examines the role of the Human Rights Council. Using the Model UN format, scholars analyze the...
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Position Paper Rubric

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What are your expectations for a final argument essay? Let students know what you're looking for with a position paper rubric that includes criteria for references, mechanics, policy development, and more.
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The Structure of the United Nations

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
How is the United Nations structured? Learn all about it with a video from the Office of War that documents the 1945 United Nations conference, and describes how the United Nations is structured.
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Media Skills: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Did you realize that Internet access is a basic human right? For those of us fortunate to have online access, it's essential to have media smarts! Discover the five skills to be media savvy during an engaging video. The host discusses...
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Where Do We Grow from Here?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know that the population is expected to grow to 11 billion by 2100? The resource serves final installment in a six-part series on the global population and its effects. Scholars interpret data from the United Nations about the...
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Korean War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
North and South Korea: two regions divided. The story of the Korean War describes the events that occurred when these two regions' ideologies clashed. The resource uses various images and descriptions of artifacts, in addition to...
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Simulation on Sri Lanka: Setting the Agenda for Peace

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can there be an end to conflict on the island of Sri Lanka? Young peacekeepers explore the decades-old struggle between the three distinct religious groups that call Sri Lanka home in hopes of finding a resolution. The role-play activity...