Grade Level: 6-12
The World Affairs Challenge encourages young people to
discover and explore exciting new content as they work with peers
on a collaborative project. Middle and high school students who
• Sharpen research and presentation skills.
• Learn to formulate and defend an argument.
• Develop leadership and negotiation skills.
• Confront real-world scenarios to propose viable solutions.
The program challenges young people to think about their relationship
to the rest of our world while taking part in a fun competition.
Four events, focused on an overarching annual theme, assess student
knowledge about what’s going on in the world and highlight
students’ creativity, analytical, and presentation skills.
Center for Teaching International Relations
University of Denver
2201 S. Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208
303-871-7442 or 1-800-967-2847 ext. 4