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Have you tried to conduct a simulation of the UN, only to have it become completely unrealistic, and descend into silliness, where students have no idea of the policy of the country they're representing, and very little knowledge of the topic debated. Do you wish you had a user friendly, intro topic for UN simulation, and do you wish it were the case where students could easily ascertain their policies regarding the issue?
Well, this product answers your call. For twenty years, I used this topic to introduce kids to the UN, and to train new Model UN club kids.
I would follow up this debate with one on drug trafficking. (You'll also find this product in my store) In both instances, the students know a lot of arguments related to the topics, and would easily be able to understand info which they researched in regard to the topic.
This product is a very comprehensive, yet "user friendly" "Model UN Background Paper" researched and written by me in 2011. It is best used in an Intro to Model UN for new delegates in a Model UN organization. However, it can be used in a class which might spend 4-5 days on the United Nations.
Either way, the format would be a "Model UN" whereby each student represents a different country.
The experience and the learning would be enhanced if you accessed my product on the UN General Assembly and Security Council.
This paper includes extensive information on the Capital Punishment situation worldwide, but what it does, that most Background Papers don't do,is to give the student some basic info regarding 50 different countries' policies on Capital Punishment.
It can be used as a stand alone activity without student research, however I would recommend each student research their country's current CP policies and issues, as this paper was written in 2011.
Additionally, the package includes a 2012 UN resolution on the topic, and a listing as to how each country voted on the resolution.
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