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Green Teacher 43, Jun-Sep 1995

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The UN at 50: Should we care? by Tim Grant
An interview with a former UN Ambassador, a former UN Undersecretary-General for Special Political Affairs, and a member of The Global Commission to Fund the United Nations

Celebrating the UN’s 50th in primary grades by Suzanne Girard
Primary grade teachers explore the rationale and strategies for introducing children to the United Nations.

What makes a good peacekeeper? by John Bebbington, Bert Hancock, Gail James, Susan Richman, Sidney Turner, and Pat Wolfson
An activity for grades 4-6 which demonstrates that the battles on the schoolground are not so different from those in the wider world.

United Nations Globingo 
A game which shows how the things we do in our everyday lives are similar to things the United Nations does to create a more global civil society.

The UN and the environment by Ian Andrews, Bayne MacMillan, Larry Parker, Jim Petrie, and Barbara Smith-Graham
An activity to make high school students aware of the larger mandate of the UN by focusing on one of the issues of increasing concern–the environment–and the solutions proposed by the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and Agenda 21.

UN 50th Resources 
A list of resources relevant to the UN’s 50th anniversary.

From real heroes to global heroes by Ron Ballentine, Al Finlayson, and Sharon Laivenieks
In this interdisciplinary unit for grade 6, kids’ natural fascination with heroes is channeled to a consideration of the values and actions needed to solve global problems.

Hondurica by Alan King
A senior high school simulation game on food and development.

Branching Out: Forest studies with children
The second of a two-part integrated unit for teaching young children about trees and forests. In the first part the authors presented activities to sharpen sensory awareness of the trees. Here they present activities for examining the biological process of trees and the ecological importance of forests.

Planet Earth Pages
A new multidisciplinary feature comprised of activities for all grade levels.

And as always, over 20 new educational resources are profiled and evaluated in this issue of Green Teacher.

(This issue available as photocopy only)

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