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JUNA Goals and Objectives

JUNA exists to teach students about the United Nations, the importance of diplomacy, and the world. Here are the goals of the JUNA program. 

Students will develop research skills.

     1. Students will understand the difference between good sources and bad sources of information.

          a. Students will compare good sources and bad sources on a given topic.

     2. Students will locate websites to assist in their learning.

          a. Students will locate appropriate websites from a list provided by the teacher to use on a given topic.

          b. Students will evaluate websites for bias.

     3. Students will recognize that biased information can be hurtful and helpful in debating an issue.

          a. Students will locate information that supports both sides of an issue.

Students will understand the purpose of the United Nations.

     1. Students will identify information about the United Nations and its agencies.
          a. Students will use websites, books, PowerPoint to learn about the UN.

     2. Students will understand the meanings of vocabulary associated with the UN.
          a. Students will understand vocabulary words that are used in association with the UN.

     3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the agencies through scenarios.
          a. Students will read scenarios and decide which agency of the UN addresses each problem.

     4. Students will examine potential problems of the United Nations to determine its effectiveness.
          a. Students will research the purpose of the UN and examine diverse ideas on the effectiveness of the UN today.

Students will examine member nations of the United Nations for potential global issues.

     1. Students will select a member nation of the UN to study.
          a. Students will develop criteria for selection of a member nation to study.
          b. Students will rank the criteria in order of importance and select a country.

     2. Students will find appropriate resources for researching their country.
          a. Teachers will provide websites, books, maps, atlases etc for students to research the country.

     3. Students will examine the political, social, economic, geographic and historic information about a member nation.
          a. Students will work together to answer questions about each area of information.

     4. Students will analyze information to find potential problems and needs.
          a. Students will use information to brainstorm problems and needs.

     5. Students will choose a global issue to solve and support it with documentation from the country information.
          a. Students will be provided a list of global issues.
          b. Students will choose 3-5 issues of importance to their country.
          c. Students will develop criteria to determine which issue they wish to research.

Students will recognize that countries share some of the same issues and problems.

     1. Students will find appropriate resources for researching the global issue.
          a. Teachers will provide websites, books, articles to use in research of the global issue.
          b. Students will evaluate the websites for bias and accurate information.

     2. Students will analyze the issue for causes and effects.

     3. Students will analyze how the issue connects to other countries.
          a. Students will find other countries with the same problem.
          b. Students will discover how the other countries have solved the problem.

     4. Students will distinguish which agencies of the United Nations can best address their problem.
          a. Students will review the agencies of the UN and brainstorm organizations that can assist with their problem.

Students will identify the terms associated with writing a resolution.

     1. Students will identify the proper form of resolution writing (pre ambulatory/ambulatory phrases, punctuation).
          a. Teachers will provide information about written resolutions.
          b. Students will select a problem they have at home, school, community and write a sample resolution.

     2. Students will evaluate the quality of resolution.
          a. Teachers will provide examples of resolutions from JUNA books to examine.
          b. Students will evaluate samples from both well written and poor resolutions.

     3. Students will design a resolution using the proper format.

     4. Students will combine the best parts of each person’s resolution into one for the JUNA.

Students will understand that problems and solutions require documentation with facts.

     1. Students will review persuasive speech writing.

     2. Students will understand the differences in writing an essay to be read and a speech to be spoken.

     3. Students will create a speech to support their resolution.

     4. Students will develop strategies for presentation of the speech.

     5. Students will present the speech at JUNA.

Students will understand the importance of alternative forms of communication.

     1. Students will write an English greeting.

     2. Students will translate it into the native language of their country.

     3. Students will translate it into sign language.

     4. Students will perform all greetings at the JUNA.

Students will understand that good design leads to an effective display.

     1. Students will understand the uniqueness of their country.

     2. Students will understand elements of design.

     3. Students will evaluate the importance of advertising.

     4. Students will design a sketch of a trifold board with information about their country.

     5. Students will create a display of their country for the JUNA.

Students will recognize the importance of patriotic symbols.

     1. Students will make a flag of their nation using specifications listed.

     2. Students will recognize the symbolism of the flag.

     3. Students will display their flag at the JUNA.

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