Directory of Civic Education Programs in Colorado

World Affairs Challenge
Staff Development
Special Student Event
Lessons on annual theme available to registered teachers at no additional cost. No. One-day academic competition on the University of Denver campus.

Grade Level:

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 participate:

• 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.

Liz Biendorff
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
Fax 303-871-2456