Showing posts with label UN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UN. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The United Nations Explained for Kids

A couple of weeks ago I discovered CBC Kids News and I shared a great video that explains what the word indigenous means when referring to people. This afternoon I browsed through CBC Kids News again and found a nice animated video that explains the United Nations to kids

United Nations Explained is a short video designed to help elementary school students understand the basics of what the United Nations is, it's purpose, how it functions, and what it says about kids. Watch the video right here or as embedded below. 



Applications for Education
The video is good on its own as an explanation and introduction to the United Nations. You could have students answer some basic questions about the U.N. after watching the video. But I'd prefer to have students write down lists of questions that the video raised in their minds while they were watching. Questions like, "what if the countries don't get along?" and "what happens if they break the rules?" could lead to some great classroom conversations and lessons.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Free Environment Data Fact Sheets and Posters from the UN

The United Nations Environment Program offers a series of free posters based on data from the UNEP's Geo Data Portal. These posters use charts, graphs, and maps to display information about environmental data. Some of the topics covered in these posters include electricity production and consumption, CO2 emissions, ecosystems management, and hazardous materials. Each fact sheet, poster, and infographic is available as a PDF that you can download and print.

Applications for Education 
Teachers of environmental science may want to print these posters for display in their classrooms. You could have students study the environmental problems represented in the posters and then develop potential responses to those problems.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Almost Everything Students Need to Know About the United Nations

While looking for student-friendly information about the situation in Ukraine I came across the following video from CNN Student News. Everything You Need to Know About U.N. provides a two minute overview of the basic structure and functions of the United Nations. The video is a bit fast and it could use a bit more detail so I would share the video to my students with this organization chart from the U.N. The chart can be downloaded in color or black and white.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

UN Environmental Fact Sheets, Posters, and Infographics

The United Nations Environment Program has developed a series of free posters based on data from the UNEP's Geo Data Portal. These posters visually and graphically display information about environmental data. Some of the topics covered in these posters include electricity production and consumption, CO2 emissions, ecosystems management, and hazardous materials. Each fact sheet, poster, and infographic is available as a PDF that you can download and print.

Applications for Education 
Teachers of environmental science may want to print these posters for display in their classrooms. You could have students study the environmental problems represented in the posters and then develop potential responses to those problems.