Lesson Plan

The United Nations - Social Studies 8

Students will go to the United Nations Web site to read about the history of the UN and the role of the UN as an organization for international conflict resolution. After answering a series of questions, students will read an article by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Each student will research one of the three international conflicts referred to in the article, write an evaluation of the UN's performance in helping resolve that conflict, and provide prescriptions for changes that would improve the UN's ability to resolve conflicts in the future.

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