A United Nations curriculum is teaching students about world issues from a global perspective.

United Nations CurriculumAt Humboldt Park School in Milwaukee, fourth graders are excited because they have received a response to their inquiry from the Embassy of Colombia.

“We were really excited,” said fourth grader Jacobson Young. “We couldn’t wait to see what the Embassy had said to us.”

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped to implement a United Nations Schools of International Learning curriculum in nine elementary and middle schools in Milwaukee with a $100,000 grant.  Students are researching other countries and learning about world issues.

Among the nine schools that are participating, approximately 35 different languages are spoken by students.

While the United Nations offers curriculum for high school students, the curriculum for Milwaukee schools was specifically created to fit elementary and middle school teachers and students.

“It’s a way of teaching and enriching those kids’ lives with global perspective,” said MPS social studies curriculum specialist Michelle Wade.

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