Your group has been assigned an international organization to research. You must explore the websites listed under 'Resources' (scroll down to your organization) to research the answers to the questions listed below. These questions must be equally divided up amongst your group members, as each person will be marked according to their contribution to the group.
- What is the historical background behind your organization? (Who is responsible for establishing it? When was it established? Why was it established?)
- What is the structure of your organization? (Who is it made up of? President, Committee, etc.). You may use a chart form to present your information.
- What is the Mandate (Mission Statement) of your organization?
- What is Canada's role in the international organization?
- In your opinion, is the international organization effective in addressing global concerns?
- Amnesty International Canada: http://www.amnesty.ca/
- Amnesty International Online: http://www.amnesty.org/
CCIC (Canadian Council for International Co-Operation)
- CCIC Homepage: http://www.ccic.ca/e/home/index.shtml
CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency)
- CIDA Homepage: http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/INDEX-E.HTM
- Greenpeace Canada: http://www.greenpeace.ca/e/index.php
- Greenpeace USA: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/
- Greenpeace International: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/
- Mission Statement: http://www.sellery.com/positions/gpusa/
IDRC (International Development Research Center)
- IDRC Homepage: http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-1-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
IOC (International Olympic Committee)
- International Olympic Committee: http://www.olympic.org/uk/organisation/ioc/index_uk.asp
- Canada Olympic Committee: http://www.olympic.org/uk/organisation/noc/noc_uk.asp?noc_initials=CAN
- National Olympic Committee: http://www.olympic.org/uk/organisation/noc/noc_uk.asp?noc_initials=CAN
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
- Official Homepage: http://www.nato.int/home.htm
- Canada and NATO:
- The Canadian Forces and NATO: http://www.dnd.ca/admpol/eng/defence/forces_e.htm
- NATO: When Canada really mattered: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=ArchivedFeatures&TCE_Version=A&FeatureId=45&MenuClosed=0
NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command)
- NORAD Homepage: http://www.norad.mil/
- Background information: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/Newsroom/view_news_e.asp?id=528
UN (United Nations)
- UN Homepage: http://www.un.org/english/
- How the UN Works: http://people.howstuffworks.com/united-nations.htm
- Charter (mandate) of the UN: http://www.un.org/aboutun/charter/
- Current News on Canada and the UN: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada_un/ottawa/menu-en.asp
- Canadian Encyclopedia (Search "united nations"): http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization)
- UNESCO Homepage: http://www.unesco.org
- Canada and UNESCO: http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/ai-ia/ridp-irpd/07/index_e.cfm
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
WHO (World Health Organization)
WWF (World Wildlife Fund)
- WWF Homepage: http://www.panda.org/index.cfm
- WWF International: http://www.wwf.org
- WWF Canada: http://www.wwf.ca
- Create an interesting title page for your Handbook, which must include the title of your organization, as well as any graphics or drawings that relate to it.
- Split your Handbook up into separate sections that correspond to the questions that you have just finished answering (separate page for each section).
- Create a title in bold for each section of the Handbook (i.e., Historical Background, Structure, etc.)
- Create and label a world map showing where your organization works.
- Create a Glossary of terms used in your Handbook that would be hard for an ESL student to understand.
- Number all of your pages, except the title page.
- Create an index page detailing what page each section is located on (i.e., Page 1 - Historical Background).
Since you and your group members have now finished the written portion of the WebQuest, it is time to get started on your presentation! As a group, you are responsible for preparing a 5-10 minute PowerPoint presentation to your classmates and ESL students outlining the key ideas from your research. Please keep the following points in mind when working on your presentation:
- The PowerPoint should be split up in the same way as your Handbook - i.e., you should keep all the information on each section together, not split up.
- Keep the text on your slides short and to the point, you can give more detailed explanations during the actual presentation.
- Remember that visuals are always a better way to explain your points than lots of text (which quickly bores your audience).
- Use lots of pictures and graphics with brief captions to explain to your audience what they're seeing.
- You can also use sound and movie clips in your PowerPoint.
- In addition to creating a PowerPoint, your group can also use any other visuals to enhance your presentation - for example, a Bristol Board, Skit, Interview, Video Recording, etc.