Model U.N.

  • Course number: T940W (Winter)
  • Grade(s) offered: 10-12
  • Credits: .5 (per semester)
  • Prerequisites: Open to students in grades 10-12 who are returning members of the Model UN club at Minnetonka High School.

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge about international issues, policy making and the activities of the United Nations. Students will gain valuable skills in public speaking, research and writing, negotiation and powers of persuasion, leadership, organization, and interpersonal communication. Students will gain these skills through course assignments, club activities and, most importantly, by playing the role of United Nations delegates at MUN conferences. This course is a unique opportunity to help students become more knowledgeable and active global citizens.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: Students will be assessed on their knowledge of Model UN and its committees through online quizzes. They will write position papers that show their understanding and research of their assigned country’s perspective on world issues. They will also present their research in an opening speech and moderated caucuses with their peers in mock and authentic conferences.

Recommended Background for Success: Students who have been successful and hardworking delegates for at least one year in the Model UN Club will find this course to be an extension and deepening of their learning.

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