Synopsis: This unit addresses the peacekeeping role of the United Nations as a model for resolving inter-group conflict. The unit contains activities aimed at increasing the awareness of the general purpose and function of the United Nations. A cooperative learning lesson about the Peacekeeping operations of the United Nations is included as is a simulated United Nations activity for the class. The unit is being designed for ninth grade World History Class but would be equally if not more appropriately used in a current events class or in a class of modern world history. The unit contains references to online sources, online class activities, and primary source material.
(Developed for World History and History, grades 9; recommended for World History, History, Social Studies, and Contemporary Issues, grades 9-12)