“More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.” –Former UN Secretary General Kofi Anan-
Model United Nations (MUN) is a course that offers students the unique opportunity to serve as delegates for the United Nations and work together to solve global issues. If you are interested in debate or learning more about the world, then this is the class for you. As a class, we will seek solutions for injustices through education, debate, and simulations. We will prepare, and even attend, conferences throughout the world. MUN provides students with an opportunity to make the change they want to see. Every issue explored will take us one-step closer, not only to solving the problems of the world, but also to educating and raising awareness in our local and international communities. It will also look great on college applications.
In this class, we will examine the global community, and learn to serve as state delegates for the collective good of humanity. We will actively participate in simulations of the United Nations. Delegates will negotiate with supporters and adversaries, draft resolutions, draft position papers, speak about their proposals, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure to mobilize international cooperation and resolve real international problems. This course requires no previous background in debate or international politics, just a desire to learn and develop over time.
Students will learn through a combination of:
• Small group and whole class projects
• Classroom simulations and activities/games
• Connecting current events to patterns found in history
• Guest speakers/lecture/guided instruction
• Reading, writing, speaking
· Movies, excerpts from books, articles, Daily News