To understand the role of international organizations and agencies in dealing with problems and issues facing various world nations.
1 class period
This lesson includes a game for the entire class.
After reading an introductory paragraph about the types of issues world organizations and agencies deal with, students are divided into two teams. Play begins when a volunteer from Team 1 chooses any one of ten organizations and agencies listed on the lesson pages, giving its letter and name.
A. Food and Agriculture Organization
B. International Atomic Energy Agency
C. Amnesty International
D. World Bank
E. International Court of Justice
F. Red Cross
G. World Health Organization
H. International Monetary Fund
If, for example, “B. International Atomic Energy Agency” is selected, Team 1 can earn points by correctly identifying missing words, names, and terms in that section. Each answer is worth 10 points.
The first or last letter of each answer (five in each section) has been filled in as a clue. The same person cannot give more than one of the five answers for an organization or agency. Also, team members cannot talk over possible answers. When a team fails to identify a missing word, name, or term, the teacher will give the correct answer.
Play continues in the same way with Team 2 choosing an organization or agency. Teams alternate turns during the remainder of the game.
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 or used as a review exercise later in the school year.