Tuesday, October 17, 2006

October 24, United Nations Day

United Nations Day commemorates the founding of the United Nations (UN) on October 24, 1945. Part of its creed is to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war—to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights—to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedoms.” The UN continues to play a significant role in the world, providing a forum for all leaders of the world to come and state their positions and to engage in dialogue.

Some resources for you:
With a subscription to United Streaming - video:
The Birth of the United Nations and Post-War Recovery" in America in the 20th Century: World War II: The World at War . Grades 6-8


From the web:
A lesson plan

The United Nations CyberSchoolBus

For the Younger Set - from Crayola

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