Today, as the international community debates changes to the UN, the United States must consider the role it will play within the organization. Behind this question is the more fundamental question of how the UN should fit into future international affairs.
Using readings, case studies, and simulations, students examine the historical origins of the UN, explore its internal structure, and consider its role in peacekeeping and human rights. Each of these activities fosters thoughtful consideration of the UN’s achievements and shortcomings. Students advocate for different roles for the UN in a simulated debate set in the U.S. Senate.
A Teacher Resource Book to accompany this iBooks Textbook is available as a pdf portfolio. It includes lesson plans, vocabulary, study guides, graphic organizers, and class handouts. Documents can be posted to a learning management system or emailed directly to students for use on the iPad. This resource book is available from the Choices Program at www.choices.edu/ebooks.
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