Charter of the United Nations

The Charter of the United Nations is an amazing document. Here's a resource that offers kids an opportunity to examine this international treaty, to consider its principles, and to evaluate the UN's success in its quest for peace, justice, and progress,

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask groups to use the principles of the charter to evaluate the involvement of members in current conflicts
  • Create a color-coded, poster-sized world map that shows member and non-member countries
Classroom Considerations

  • Only Articles 1 and 2 of the first chapter of the charter are included in the resource
Pros

  • Readers are asked to cite evidence from the charter to support their responses to text-based and more open-ended discussion questions
  • An annotated list of text to pair with the charter is also included
Cons

  • The resource does not note that only a small portion of the charter is included
Common Core