To understand how the United Nations works for peace and security.
2 class periods
The activity begins by reading with the class a section entitled Working for Peace and Security, which discusses ways the UN attempts to resolve various conflicts and civil wars.
Next, students will underline or highlight key words, names, terms, and ideas while reading a section about five key events (listed below) in UN history. Four questions requiring brief written answers (30-50 words) are interspersed within the reading section.
1: Arab-Israeli Conflict
2: Korean War
3: South Africa
4: Persian Gulf War
Once the reading and questions are completed, you can discuss student responses to the questions.
At the beginning of the second class period, it is time to play JEOPARDY! The class divided into two teams to compete against each other. Questions asked during the game are based on facts given in the reading. Questions on the last lesson page (which only the teacher has a copy of during the game) are used to conduct the game. Afterwards, you can then give each student a copy of this page to do as a quiz or review exercise.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included.