The United Nations has designated special days throughout the year to focus on particular world concerns. Unlike widely celebrated national or religious holidays, these days commemorate human rights issues that affect citizens of all nations, and can serve to raise awareness of their global impact.

InterConnections 21 has created interdisciplinary units on United Nations Day (October 24th) and World AIDS Day (December 1st), which can be can be carried out in Social Studies classes, or by Social Studies teachers in collaboration with teachers of Mathematics, Language Arts, and Visual Arts. Teachers may reproduce these materials for use in their classrooms. For permission to use these materials for publication or any other purpose, contact us.