Before the Movie


What do you think happens at the United Nations?

What do you want to know about the United Nations?


During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:31: What powers does the UN have that the League of Nations didn’t possess?

Timecode 2:29: How might actions like digging wells, conducting elections, and providing vaccines promote the UN’s goal of peace-keeping? 

Timecode 3:25: What roles do secretaries-general have, and what skills do they need?


After the Movie


How does the UN promote  dialogue between countries, and how could it help avoid future wars? 


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Nobel Prize. 


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the United Nations topic page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards