ERIC Number: ED363536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The United Nations: A Right to Education and Literacy. Educating for Peace Project.
Hoffman, Dorothy; Sorenson, Mary Eileen
This document consists of a classroom lesson designed for upper elementary grades 5-8. It is based on the goals of the United Nations International Literacy Year (1990). The lesson covers 4 to 5 class days and can be used in language arts or social studies classes. The lesson includes a brief introduction to the United Nations, information on the U.N. International Literacy Year, and up-to-date statistics on world education and literacy. The student identifies the attributes of literacy and notes that attributes vary over time and culture. Students explore the linkage of literacy and personal power while gathering information about education and literacy in a culture or region of the student's choice. The lesson culminates in an independent literacy project applicable to each student's local environment. Given a choice of several formats, students design the independent literacy project and share it in some way with other learners. Included in the lesson materials are reproducible student handouts, and lesson specific resources as well as general resources. Seven handouts are provided and include: (1) state of the world's children; (2) international literacy year; (3) country specific worksheet; (4) Rose Barstow, a description by an Ojibwe elder of her experiences in a mission school; (5) a teacher resource consisting of question strategy for slavery and gender; (6) the independent literacy project; and (7) What is the United Nations? (DK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Global Approach, Intermediate Grades, International Cooperation, International Organizations, International Programs, Junior High Schools, Literacy, Literacy Education, Middle Schools, Social Studies, Statistical Data
United Nations Association-USA, 485 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017-6104 ($6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Bremer (Otto) Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Association of the United States of America, New York, NY.; United Nations Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis.