International Organizations - Civics EOC - while this lesson was intended for students taking the Civics EOC State Exam, it will work for any Civics, US Government or US History class.
This lesson introduces students about international organizations and their impact on our global world. The groups covered in this lesson are: the United Nations, UNICEF, the International Court of Justice, the World Trade Organization, the Red Cross, NAFTA and NATO. An overview of the UN is provided including the purpose and organization of the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council. Students will get are provided with examples of UN missions and military operations. Next students will look at the UN’s world court – The International Court of Justice located in The Hague and typical cases heard by this court. Some of the shortcomings of the UN Court and Security Council are provided with examples. An overview of UNICEF and their mission to help children are provided and some of the services they provide. NATO – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is reviewed with a look at their founding and role in the Cold War – as well as operations and countries involved. The World Trade Organization and its mission for free trade is covered as well as tariffs and “protectionism” with the notion of a more global trade economy. NAFTA or the North American Free Trade Agreement is also included and criticisms over free trade and the WTO / NAFTAs mission is introduced.
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