UN General Assembly Engagement

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A lesson about the General Assembly at the United Nations. What do they do, how they elect a president, what is veto power. It should be fun, interactive and have a final product.
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Year 7 Social Sciences Lesson Plan: General Assembly at the United Nations

Level and Curriculum Area

- Level: Year 7
- Curriculum Area: Social Sciences

Learning Objectives

- Students will understand the role and functions of the General Assembly at the United Nations.
- Students will learn how the President of the General Assembly is elected.
- Students will grasp the concept of veto power and its significance in international relations.

Lesson Duration

- 60 minutes

Class Size

- 90 students

Resources Needed

- Whiteboard/Flipchart
- Markers
- Internet access
- Printed visuals or infographics about the United Nations General Assembly
- Role-play materials

Lesson Plan

1. Introduction (5 minutes)
- Begin by asking students what they know about the United Nations. Discuss any previous knowledge they have on the topic.
- Introduce the focus of the lesson: the General Assembly at the United Nations.

2. Understanding the UN General Assembly (15 minutes)
- Explain to students the purpose and functions of the General Assembly.
- Display visuals or infographics about the General Assembly to aid understanding.
- Engage students in a class discussion on the importance of the General Assembly in international cooperation.

3. Election of the President (20 minutes)
- Describe the process of electing the President of the General Assembly to the students.
- Conduct a mock election activity where students role-play the election process.
- Divide students into groups representing different countries and have them campaign for their candidate.

4. Veto Power Exploration (15 minutes)
- Explain the concept of veto power at the United Nations Security Council.
- Facilitate a debate among students on the pros and cons of veto power.
- Encourage critical thinking and reasoning in understanding the implications of veto power in decision-making.

5. Final Product Activity (5 minutes)
- In groups, have students create a short skit or presentation showcasing a scenario where the General Assembly is in session and veto power comes into play.
- Each group will present their skit to the class, emphasizing the roles and dynamics at play during UN meetings.

6. Closure and Reflection (5 minutes)
- Recap the key points learned during the lesson.
- Allow students to share their reflections on what they found most interesting or challenging about the General Assembly and veto power.

Curriculum Links

- This lesson aligns with the Social Sciences curriculum area for Year 7 students in New Zealand. It meets the learning objectives related to understanding international organizations and their functions.

Relevant Links

- United Nations General Assembly
- United Nations Educational Resources

This lesson plan is designed to engage Year 7 students in a fun and interactive exploration of the General Assembly at the United Nations while incorporating role-playing and critical thinking activities.
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