Papasavas Family Grant: A Trip to the United Nations

  • School Year: 2020-2021
  • Applicants: Montserrat Rich, Lead Teacher (Charter Oak) & Abigail Esposito (Conard)
  • School: Charter Oak, Conard High School
  • Subjects: Science, Social Studies, Technology, Visual Arts, World Language

In this unique experience, 86 fifth grade students along with 18 high school students from the Human Rights class, will have an amazing experience visiting the United Nations in New York City. The students will be welcomed by a multilingual tour guide and taken on a journey through the corridors of international diplomacy, where they will learn about the history and structure of the UN. The students will learn how the United Nations deals with issues such as promotion of human rights, disarmament, peacekeeping and sustainable development. The students will observe numerous exhibits and artifacts related to the UN's mission. Following the trip, students will work with grade level peers to reflect on and extend their learning, culminating in a human rights forum between the fifth graders and the high school students.

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