Ch 4: International Organizations Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Use classroom and extended activities and projects to engage your students when teaching them about international organizations. These lesson plans outline fun activities you can use to teach facts about the European Union, United Nations and more.

International Organizations Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

What events led to the creation of the European Union? Why was the World Trade Organization formed? What is the history of the United Nations? In this chapter, you will find creative ways you can teach the answers to these types of questions. You can have your students engage in Internet research projects, group activities and extended research activities that help them to better understand timelines, history and purposes of each organizations discussed in class.

Accompanying video and text lessons in this chapter can be used to support or expand on your existing classroom materials. Use these lessons and corresponding classroom discussion topics to generate student participation and more deeply explore topics about these various organizations.

How It Helps

  • Offers vocabulary words: Highlights and explains key words and phrases your students should know when studying about these specific international organizations
  • Activities and games suggestions: Details group activities your class can participate in to help them better understand facts about the United Nations, European Union and other important international organizations
  • Additional resources: Employs the use of video and text lessons to supplement your existing materials and allow students to ask questions, develop classroom discussions and take quizzes to measure how much they have learned

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning international organizations lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific international organizations topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your social studies class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related international organizations lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of international organizations.
  • Engage your students with relevant international organizations-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: International Organizations Lesson Plans
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United Nations Lesson Plan

1. United Nations Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the United Nations with this lesson plan. Students will watch an engaging video that defines the United Nations, provides its purpose and history, and introduces its members before applying concepts to an activity.

What is the United Nations? - Definition, History, Members & Purpose

2. What is the United Nations? - Definition, History, Members & Purpose

This lesson will discuss the United Nations. You will not only learn what the United Nations is, but you'll also gather information about its history, members, and purpose.

European Union Lesson Plan

3. European Union Lesson Plan

What is the European Union and how did it come into existence? This lesson plan uses both text and video lessons to present critical information. An activity helps to solidify understanding.

European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

4. European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

In this lesson, we briefly explore the piecemeal formation of the EU and discuss the nature of the Union today and its role as the political authority for most of Europe.

The Maastricht Treaty of 1992 on European Union: Summary & Purpose

5. The Maastricht Treaty of 1992 on European Union: Summary & Purpose

You've probably heard of the European Union, but how much do you know about how it was created? This lesson discusses the summary and purpose of the Maastricht Treaty.

World Trade Organization Lesson Plan

6. World Trade Organization Lesson Plan

If you are looking to discuss international trade with your students, this lesson plan will help you define World Trade Organization and its purpose. Students will complete a reading assignment, participate in discussion questions, and create a skit. They will also take a quiz to demonstrate learning.

The World Trade Organization: Definition, History, Purpose & Members

7. The World Trade Organization: Definition, History, Purpose & Members

Find out what the World Trade Organization is and what it hopes to accomplish. Learn about the history of this organization and who some of the current members are.

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