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African workers Visions of a New World
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Overview

In this lesson, students will design and complete a United Nations scavenger hunt, write a speech that speaks for the weak, poor and voiceless, and create a project to express a dream of how a current world situation could be improved.

Learning Objectives

In this lesson, students will do the following:

  • analyze a world event and write a speech.
  • synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • create a project that expresses an understanding of world issues.

    Bookmark the following sites:
    http://www.un.org
    http://www.globalpolicy.org/secgen/index.htm
    http://www.unfoundation.org/
    http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/hrissues.htm
    http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/home.shtml
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/index.html#revising
    http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/
    http://www.un.org/News/ossg/hilites.htm



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    Standards

    Language Arts: Writing: Standard 1
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=1
    Standard 1, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process

    Language Arts: Writing: Standard 2
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=2
    Standard 2, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing

    Language Arts: Writing: Standard 4
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=4
    Standard 4, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Gathers and uses information for research purposes

    Language Arts: Reading
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=7
    Standard 7, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts

    Language Arts: Listening and Speaking
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=8
    Standard 8, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes

    Life Skils: Thinking and Reasoning
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=21&StandardID=6
    Standard 6, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Applies decision-making techniques

    History: World History
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=6&StandardID=44
    Standard 44, Level IV, Grades 9-12: Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world



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