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Students examine the goals of eradicating poverty, preventing conflict and promoting democracy--outlined in Kofi Annan's 2001 Nobel Peace Prize lecture--as they apply to today's news.
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Keeping The Peace: The Role Of The United Nations Peacekeeping Force
Students explore the role of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force. Students discuss the creation and purpose of the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces. They research where troops have served. In groups, students explore one current...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
East Timor: The World's Newest Country
This isn't just a hand-out or a reading passage; it's more like a mini book on the history, colonization, independence, and culture of the South East Asian country of Timor. There are extensive readings and discussion questions for...
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Teachers' Guide: Take Time to Remember
The Royal Canadian Legion offers this teacher's guide designed to remind learners of all ages of the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers in not only World War I but also the Korean and Gulf wars. The 42-page packet is filled with...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
The Peace Process: Reducing Violence
Students write a paragraph detailing a conflict in which they were involved. They answer specific questions about violence and disagreement in the paragraph. They research peacekeeping and peacemaking operations. They write letters to...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Model United Nations Activity
High schoolers 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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Will the Real Ben Franklin Please Stand Up?
Students explore the life of Benjamin Franklin. In this American history lesson, students research primary and secondary documents regarding Franklin's life. Students should examine the point of view each of the accounts is written from...
9th - 12th English Language Arts