United Nations

It’s your world! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the organization that tries to keep that world safe for everyone — the United Nations. You’ll find out what the UN does, what its ideals are, when it was formed, and who leads it. You’ll also learn about the League of Nations, and how it led to the formation of the UN. Discover just how many nations are in the UN today, what the general assembly is, and how a nation can become a part of the UN. You’ll also find out four ways the UN can help developing countries and how the UN manages to do its job effectively. Peace and cooperation are the way to go!

The Ayiti Game and The Effects of Poverty Lesson Plan

This lesson, appropriate for grades 6-12, will give students an opportunity to explore the effects of poverty and lack of education through an interactive game. Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a web-based, role-playing video game in which the player assumes the roles of family members living in rural Haiti. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

World History Lesson Plan: Uncovering Essential Questions

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students select a world history topic and study it through the lens of an essential question. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »