After completion of the UNA-MN Model UN curriculum, middle school students have the opportunity to participate in a Model UN Conference; during the conferences students take the role of United Nations delegates, draft resolutions, negotiate, strategize, and formally present their country’s positions within the parameters of the U.N.’s rules of procedure. In order to participate effectively, students must research the countries that they represent and the global issues to be addressed.
The UNA-MN Model UN curriculum was designed to provide Minnesota teachers with the tools they need to educate young people about the importance of global cooperation and the role of the United Nations in the world today. Students learn critical life skills such as negotiation, public speaking, research, writing, leadership, conflict resolutions and the responsibilities of global citizenship.
Marcy Open is participating in the program using UNA-MN’s MUN curriculum, MUN Trainers in the classroom, and a Model UN In-School Conference on April 7th at the school. MUN Trainers assist students for the morning as they put their work in the classroom into practice at the mock General Assembly conference.
Date, time & location: March 15th, 2016, 6-7:30pm, Marcy Open Middle School (Gym)
Event Description: Marcy Open School has been raising money for child soldiers as well as hosting “Art Shows” where students are able to implement their art skills in order to communicate and educate others on global issues such as child soldiers.
- School President
- Assistant President
- Assistant Teacher
- Staff of the United Nations Association of Minnesota
Event Follow-Up: Over 40 students attended this event which went really well. Students showed the issue of child soldiers in a very innovative way. They were able to implement their imagination, creativity and art skills while also educating others on the current situation of child soldiers. Model UN Trainers and UNA-MN staff was very impressed by the way these students communicated this global issue. Model UN is all about educating others successfully and all students that participated in this event, did nothing, but an excellent job!