History of Foreign Relations
Produce a website that teaches about past
foreign policy initiatives and significant historical events in
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B. Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to describe major
foreign policy initiatives for their county and worldwide.
Students will be able to describe
significant milestones in diplomacy and their outcomes.
Students will relate past diplomatic
efforts to today’s global situation.
C. Discussion Questions:
discussion questions are provided to introduce the topic of foreign
relations and historical events in diplomacy.
What does the term "foreign relations"
Do the terms foreign policy and
diplomacy mean the same thing?
What do you know about your country's
role in foreign policy initiatives?
How can you find out more about your
county's role in foreign policy initiatives?
What milestones in diplomatic history
are most significant in your country?
How do these events affect or relate to
current international relations?
Do diplomats and world leaders learn
from past events and situations?
What crises could have been prevented
by learning from past events?
What role does the media play in
influencing foreign policy?
What is the best way to stay informed
about foreign affairs?
What does the term "propaganda" mean?
Does a country's position on foreign
policy represent the opinion of all of its citizens?
Why was the United Nations established?
What is the current role of United
What were the major wars? Why were they
fought? How did the wars come to an end?
How are civil wars the same or
different from "world wars?"
How do children and other citizens in
war torn countries cope?
Who are the world leaders today and
what are their opinions on foreign policy issues such as "War Against
What political person can you think of
today, who will be remembered in the future? What will they be
Is there more peace and human rights
throughout the world today, than in the past? Why or why not?
What can citizens do to make an impact
on how their country handles foreign policy issues?
D. Suggested Starter
Make a graphical timeline of
significant historical events in diplomacy.
Make a list of the foreign embassies in
your country and contact them for information and brochures.
Contribute a question to the
Online Ask an Ambassador.
United Nations and review
the goals .
Participate in a
Model UN conference.
Engage in a class
debate about a
foreign policy issue relevant to your country.
Collect statistical information
Conduct a school survey about a
relevant foreign policy issue.
Read biographies and online reflections
of people who have been exposed to war.
Invite elders from your community to
visit your classroom and discuss their experiences from past wars and
Identify different ways that wars have
been depicted during wartime and after wartime.
Use world maps to mark visual
representations of the different wars, and historical events in
Review web projects created by past
Doors to Diplomacy participants.