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. 



  1. What is the historical background behind your organization? (Who is responsible for establishing it?  When was it established?  Why was it established?)
  2. 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. 
  3. What is the Mandate (Mission Statement) of your organization?
  4. What is Canada's role in the international organization?
  5. In your opinion, is the international organization effective in addressing global concerns?


Amnesty International


CCIC (Canadian Council for International Co-Operation)

CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency)




IDRC (International Development Research Center)


IOC (International Olympic Committee)


NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)


NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command)


UN (United Nations)


UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization)


UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)


WHO (World Health Organization)


WWF (World Wildlife Fund)



Now that each of you has finished researching a section of your international organization, you will be pooling all of your information together into one collection. This collection will take the form of a Handbook for ESL students to use when they study for their Citizenship test. Use the following directions to create your  Handbook:





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: