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Monday, September 16, 2013: History of the United Nations

UN Flag This week we will be exploring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Before jumping into Human Rights Issues, we will earn about the history of the United Nations and how this organization was formed.  We will start out lesson with a preview of what we know about the UN and its member states in our History of UN Do Now activity.  Monday’s lesson plan History of UN Lesson Plan_9_16_13 )includes three short vides about the formation of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After each, video, we will discuss a few guiding questions  in small groups. Questions can be found here: History of UN and Human Rights Videos and Discussion Questions.

The videos we will watch are:

1. The United Nations: History & Functions

2. Brief History of Human Rights

3. The Universal Declaration of Human Right

We will think about why there was a need for the United Nations and how the Human Rights declared by the UN are protected (or not) in our own communities and globally.

Related Sites:

List of Member States of the United Nations

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Plain Language Version