Doors to Diplomacy: Safety and Security Category 5:
Safety and Security


A. Task:
Produce a website that raises awareness about peacekeeping efforts, combating terrorism, and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
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B. Learning Objectives:
  1. Students will be able to demonstrate the role diplomacy plays in combating terrorism and controlling weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
  2. Students will be able to give examples of their country's peacemaking efforts currently and throughout history.
  3. Students will be able to describe their country's efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the importance of other peacekeeping efforts.
  4. Students will understand the role of international relations in the aftermath of Sept. 11 and other terrorist attacks.

C. Discussion Questions:
These discussion questions are provided to introduce the topics of peacekeeping, combating terrorism, and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

  • What is the definition of peace?
  • What is the importance of peace? Are there other things more important?
  • Who are some of the world’s most famous peacemakers?
  • What characteristics and qualities do peacemakers share?
  • What have these peacemakers done for humanity?
  • What is the definition of terrorism?
  • What are some of the causes and effects of terrorism? Why do terrorists do what they do?
  • How does terrorism affect world peace?
  • What is being done to combat terrorism?
  • How does diplomacy work to prevent terrorism?
  • What are weapons of mass destruction?
  • Which countries possess weapons of mass destruction?
  • What events in history involved WMD? What were long-term affects of these?
  • What did the international community learn about previous terrorism incidents and WMD uses?
  • How is the production of weapons of mass destruction being controlled?
  • What steps are taken in case of an emergency related to weapons of mass destruction?

D. Suggested Starter Activities:

  1. Create a hall of fame of peacemakers around the world.
  2. Collect and illustrate famous peace quotations for pamphlets or wall murals.
    (i.e. “I destroy my enemy by making him my friend.” - Abraham Lincoln)
  3. Make a list of songs that have peace themes. Make a chart listing the common messages.
  4. Write your own peace song or peace chant.
  5. Author a collective peace poem.
  6. Create peace posters.
  7. Contribute your opinions to online peace discussions.
  8. Hold a class debate regarding foreign policy on weapons of mass destruction.
  9. Create an information handbook on how different countries combat terrorism.
  10. Design anti-terrorism badges and bumper stickers.
  11. Design a catalogue of safety equipment categories such as Protective Clothing, Breathing Apparatus, Medical Equipment, Chemical and Biological Detectors, and Decontamination Equipment.
  12. Produce a plan containing information your family members need to know about how to react to a security threat, disaster or emergency situation.
  13. Review web projects created by past Doors to Diplomacy participants.

E. Content Standards (USA)

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