To become familiar with the basic organization and work of the United Nations.
1 class period
Begin by dividing the class into groups of 3 or 4 students. Each group will try to unscramble the key words in a series of 45 sentences pertaining to the United Nations. Set a time limit of 30 minutes.
As soon as each team finishes, a copy of that group’s answer sheet is given to the teacher. At the end of the allotted time, teams that have not finished should also give one copy of their answers to the teacher. These answer sheets will then be exchanged among the groups, and correct answers are announced.
The team with the most correct answers wins the game. If two or more teams are tied, then the team that submitted its answer sheets first is the winner. If none of the teams that are tied finished during the 30-minute time period, then the teams involved are each declared winners.
As they read through and complete the sentences during the playing of the game, students will learn about:
• Founding of the United Nations
• United Nations Charter
• Organization of the United Nations
• UN Agencies
• Keeping the Peace
• The UN in Action
• Visiting UN Headquarters
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.