ERIC Number: ED308122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding the United Nations. Module for Educators, Grades 7-12.
The purpose of this module on the United Nations is to help students understand the major problems facing today's world and to realize the role the United Nations can play in resolving those problems. The module consists of 10 lessons that can be expanded or contracted, and utilized in a variety of secondary social studies courses ranging from U.S. History to World Area Studies. Each lesson has three components: (1) "Student Objectives"; (2) "Material and Equipment," which includes masters for student handouts; and (3) "Teaching Procedures." The 10 lessons are: (1) "The Interdependence of the United States and the World"; (2) "Questionnaire on World Concerns"; (3) "Dialogue/Ranking of World Problems"; (4) "The United Nations-Origin, Purposes and Principles"; (5) "The United Nations and Its Membership"; (6) "The United Nations System"; (7) "The United Nations' Efforts Around the World"; (8) "The United Nations-Misconceptions, Limitations and Success"; (9) "'On Common Ground--A Tour of the United Nations' and How the United Nations Effects Our Everyday Life"; and (10) "Model United Nations." Appendix A consists of a list of nine resources for organizing model United Nations, and Appendix B describes the United Nations Association of the United States of America, which provides education services and related publications. (PPB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Minnesota State Board of Vocational-Technical Education, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Curriculum Services Center, White Bear Lake.; United Nations Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis.