ERIC Number: ED266047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
World Concerns and the United Nations: Model Teaching Units for Primary, Secondary and Teacher Educators Based on the Work of Participants in the UN Fellowship Programme for Educators (1975-1981) and the UNESCO Associated Schools Project.
United Nations, New York, NY.
This sourcebook is designed to provide prototype materials on world issues suitable for adaptation to national and regional needs. Materials can also be adapted for many curriculum subjects at levels ranging from kindergarten to grade 12. A total of 26 units are organized into five sections. Following a foreword, introduction, and guidelines, a section on "Education and the New World" contains four activities for teacher education focusing on the following themes: the impact of world change on education and limited views of the world. The second section, "We the Peoples" contains five activities for grades K-3, focusing on commonalities of the world's people, diversity, equality, and community. The third section, "Developing Our Community" consists of five intermediate grade activities emphasizing community and group identity and respect. "The Great World Changes," section four, focuses on global awareness, civic responsibility, and rights of men and women. Seven junior high level activities are included. The final section, "Continuing Challenges," contains seven high school activities on human rights, people and work, interdependence, conflict and peace, and personal responsibility. Appendices contain texts of United Nations resolutions and reports, charts and maps, and other background information. (LP)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship Education, Community Cooperation, Conflict Resolution, Cross Cultural Studies, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Policy, Global Approach, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Cooperation, International Relations, Learning Activities, Peace, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Values Education, World Affairs, World Problems
United Nations Sales Section, New York, NY 10017 (Order No. E. 83.1.12-02300, $23.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY.