Sunday, May 24, 2009

Model United Nations

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The High School students at the school where I work held a model U.N. last week. A model U.N. is a simulation of the U.N. General Assembly. Each child was assigned a country to represent. They then had to make a flag to sit on the table in front of them and write a proposal for a resolution. Points were also give for people who dressed appropriately to be U.N. delegates.

Preparing to set up for the model U.N.
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The delegates begin to arrive:
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I am so proud of my tutoring student! As the Representative of Australia, he was also voted in as Secretary General and did a fantastic job in this leadership position.

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The General Assembly in session, day one:

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Students had to get up in front of the assembly and present their proposals and then the assembly would vote on whether or not to pass a resolution.

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Some of the topics chosen by the students:

Improving literacy rates for women

Safe drinking water

Combatting rising food prices

Over population

Deforestation



The General Assembly reconvened for day two and there was also a meeting of the Security Council.

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If you would like to learn more about how to conduct a model United Nations, the following website and video explain it very well:

model U.N.


3 comments:

Tammy said...

VERY nice. I bet that was fun to watch...what a good experience for these kids. By the way, I had no idea you tutored high school students, too!

Dawn said...

That sounds like an amazing experience. I remember applying to take part in a model state senate when I was in high school, but I wasn't picked...still sad about that. ;)

Crescent Moon said...

Tammy- I only tutor one high school student, the guy wearing the hat in the model U.N. pictures. I've been working with him for several years now, because of his dyslexia. He's very smart and doesn't really need a tutor. What he needs is a secretary, which is the roll I often play these days.

Crafty Crow