United Nations’ Cyber Schoolbus

global teaching and learning project – in the 6 UN languages – Linked on our blogs with What Should Be Done About Child Soldiers?

The United Nations Cyberschoolbus was created in 1996 as the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The Global Teaching and Learning Project produces high quality teaching materials and activities designed for educational use (at primary, intermediate and secondary school levels) and for training teachers. The vision of this Project is to provide exceptional educational resources (both online and in print) to students growing up in a world undergoing increased globalization. The Global Teaching and Learning Project is part of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information … (full text mission statement).

english Homepage;
Curriculum (Issues); Resources; Quizzes and Games; Community; Gallery; FACs;
See also: Voices of Youth,
Convention on the Rights of Child CRC;

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About Project /Highlights: Our interactive database, InfoNation, is accessed by thousands of users monthly who pull up accurate official and up-to-date information and statistics regarding the countries of the world.

Our Schools Demining Schools project brought schools together around the issue of landmines. After learning about the topic, schools ran their own fundraising drives to raise money to clear school grounds of mines. Students could follow the results of their actions through email exchanges with the demining teams in Afghanistan and Mozambique.

The Model UN Discussion Area attracts thousands of students who gather to discuss international issues, request information and exchange ideas.

For the Health module, classes from around the world connected with each other on a discussion board to discuss, then define health, before getting together on-line to question experts from the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization about their concerns.

Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow includes a comprehensive 6-unit teaching module on urban issues that covers everything from the history of urban development to profiles of today’s important cities to issues facing the cities of tomorrow … (full text about project and feedback).

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