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The United Nations

25 minutes

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Exterior daytime shot of the United Nations headquarters with a row of flag poles, all flying flags from different countries.

This four-part interactive program discusses the beginning and significance of the United Nations in 1946. Historic footage adds impact to the highlights on Eleanor Roosevelt as a delegate to the first meeting; Ralph Bunche, the first African American Nobel Prize winner; and Adlai Stevenson and his two unsuccessful bids for the presidency. Viewers are encouraged to take the pretests before each part and check their answers.

Media Details

Runtime: 25 minutes

Man wearing hat and casual jacket crouches down. Caption. That has reflected them in manner and style.
24 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 10
2 yoked yaks plowing a field. Caption. The mild tempered ox-like creatures.
24 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 10
Mother reads with her 3 children on a couch in a living room setting. Caption. His mother taught him and his sister.
14 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Rustic wooden house next to a haystack. Caption. Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928.
29 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white photo of South African tribe members in traditional clothing. Caption. It was an idyllic childhood but suddenly cut short.
28 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Side angle shot of an older Mother Teresa wearing a white and blue sari holding her hands to her chin in a prayer position.
26 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white side angle photo of Mother Teresa standing with 2 men and a child looking back at her.
29 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white portrait photograph of Ralph Bunche. Caption. He remains an enigma in American and world history.
1 hours 56 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12