ERIC Number: ED461580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Bringing the World to Our Children: A Model United Nations Security Council High School Classroom Simulation. [Teacher Set].
Heistad, Kari A., Ed.
Designed for high school students, this curriculum program addresses the challenges of cultural and ethnic diversity that many students face, including intolerance, violence, and a lack of hope. The curriculum provides students with an understanding of the United Nations (UN) and its various organizations. The unit teaches them the valuable skills of cooperation and non-violent conflict resolution by bringing the complexities of global issues into the classroom. This program provides a strong resource for teachers to help students learn about global issues while strengthening their critical skills for daily living. The simulation brings experience into the classroom through a series of class sessions that teach negotiation, communication, and research and conflict resolution skills. The curriculum program includes a teacher's guide, a student workbook, a country information packet, and country placards. The teacher's guide includes lesson outlines, homework assignments, outlines for the simulation sessions, a glossary of terms, program evaluation, and general resource information. There are four conflict scenarios for teachers to choose from, based on classroom interest and abilities. The student workbook includes class session summaries and homework assignments. The curriculum has 10 (50-minute) sections as preparation for two 2-hour simulation sessions. The country information packet offers background information and maps of the countries the students represent in the simulations and includes geographical facts, political and economic backgrounds, and membership in strategic organizations. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and provides invaluable experience in public speaking, debating, speech writing, role playing, conflict resolution, and the ability to assess situations quickly and respond appropriately. (BT)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Global Education, High Schools, Intercultural Communication, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Models, Simulation, Social Studies
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Association of Greater Boston, MA.