United Nations

Research the United Nations

I. First do some research.

Go to http://www.worldbookonline.com
User = waf34   Password = pass34

A. Click on ‘World Book Kids’. In the search box, type: un.
Press on return. Choose the article called ‘United Nations’.
Find answers to these questions:

1. What do the initials UN stand for? (on the lines)
2. What are the two main goals of the UN? (on the lines)
3. What are three ways the UN tries to end fighting in the world? (on the lines)
4. What are some other ways the UN tries to make life better for people? (on the lines)
5. How many nations belong to the UN? (on the lines)
6. Where is the headquarters of the UN? (on the lines)
7. What is one reason members of the UN sometimes disagree? (on the lines)
8. When was the UN started? (on the lines)
9. Why was it started? (on the lines)

B. Copy the citation information at the  bottom of the article.
Use the format that World Book recommends.

C. Click on the link to World Book Student at the bottom of the page.

In the search box, type ‘United Nations’ and press return.
Click on this article: United Nations.
Look on the left hand side of the screen for the outline: Main Sections.

D. Click on the section called ‘Purposes and principles’ and answer these questions:
1. What are the four purposes of the UN? (on the lines)
2. What are the seven principles of the UN? (on the lines)
3. What is the difference between purposes and principles? (beyond the lines)

E. Copy the citation information at the  bottom of the article. Use the format that World Book recommends.

F. Go back to the top of the page and look on the right hand side for the green box. Click on ‘Web Sites’. You’ll find links to more information about the UN.

G. You may use other articles and some books, as well, if you would like to find more information about the United Nations.
Make sure you cite your sources using the format your teacher requires.

II. Now ask your teacher if you should turn your research into a short report. Use the format assigned by your teacher. Don’t forget to include your citation information in a bibliography at the end of your report.

[This page may be copied for use with students if the following credit is provided:
©2009 Sophie Rosen.]

RESEARCH HUNT
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A. Give the full names.                                    / 2
    1. UN __________________________
    2. UNICEF _______________________________________________
B. Answer briefly.                                    / 5
    1. What is one way the UN deals with difficult countries?
        ___________________________________________________
    2. What is another way?
        ___________________________________________________
    3. What is one the UN helps protect human rights?
        ___________________________________________________
    4. What is another way?
        ___________________________________________________
    5. How does the UN define a child?
        ___________________________________________________
        ___________________________________________________
C. Fill in the blanks.                                    / 7
    1. The UN belives all children have the right to have ___________________
    2. The UN believes that  children have the right to . . .
        a. _____________
        b. learn and __________________________
        c. live in a __________________________
        d. be _____________
    3. The UN believes that adults and children should _____________
        each other and _____________ together to make the world a
        good place.
D. Tell about problems faced by children in the world.            / 8
    1. 35,000 children __________ each day because they don’t have
         enough food.
    2. Over a hundred million children have to work _____________ to
        _____________ their families.
    3. Over a hundred million children don’t get to ____________________ .
    4. Million of children ________ or lose their _____________ due to ______ .

[This page may be copied for use with students if the following credit is provided:
©2006 Sophie Rosen.]

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