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UN Matters Teaching Pack

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This teaching pack for secondary schools aims to develop students’ awareness and understanding of the United Nations (UN) system and the global issues it tackles. It encompasses five lessons:
  • The UN: working for us all
  • The UN: keeping the peace
  • The UN: fighting poverty
  • The UN: promoting human rights
  • Diplomacy in action: Model United Nations.
The lessons can either be run as a full scheme of work or used independently. Each lesson includes teachers' notes, lesson plans and student worksheets. Lessons 1–4 are 60-minute lessons, while lesson 5, which features a simulation of the UN Security Council, comprises one 60-minute preparatory lesson and a 60- or 120-minute simulation. The printed version includes a CD ROM on the inside back cover with all the components of the pack: lesson plans, student worksheets and additional supporting resources, including: materials for the Security Council simulation, a glossary, and official and student-friendly versions of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Convention on the Rights of the Child. Created to support Key Stage 3 and 4 Citizenship (England) and Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (Wales), the pack is also relevant to Learning for Life and Work (Northern Ireland), One Planet and Sustainable Development (Scotland), as well as Geography; History; Local and Global Citizens; Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education; Politics; and Religious and Moral Education. The pack supports the ‘Global Dimension’ in all parts of the UK. Each section of the pack can be downloaded as a PDF from the website, or a hard copy can be ordered; details via the website link.

Topics

Child Rights, Compassionate Values, Equality, Globalisation and Interdependence, Peace, Conflict and Justice, Politics and Government, Social Justice

Age Ranges

KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16

Subjects

Business studies / management, Citizenship, Economics, Geography, History, Media studies, Politics, PSHE / PSE / PSED

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    Teacher’s Pack