Model United Nations
- Full Year Elective Course
- Students in Grades 7th and 8th are eligible to participate in the course.
- Model UN Newsletter 2019/2020
Teacher: Ms. Julie Sanders, Model UN and English 7 Teacher
GMS MUN Upcoming Events
- September 17, 2019
Parent Information Meeting on Model UN trip to Madrid, Spain form 5-6pm room 701. If you cannot make the meeting and are interested in learning more about the trip, contact Ms. Sanders. More details in flyer.
- September 23, 2019
Chipotle Fundraiser from 4-8pm @ Chipotle 564 North Frederick Ave
- November 23, 2019 (Saturday)
GWCIA Conference, George Washington University, Washington DC permission form
- January 10, 2020
GMS Model UN Conference - Climate Change
- February 28 - March 1, 2020
Williamsburg, Virginia Trip
- April 21, 2020
GCDC Model UN Conference at the State Department
7:15am - 5:15pm Cost $38 Scholarships available
- June 11, 2020
GMS Model UN Conference - Parents Welcome
Overview of MUN Class
This course is an elective and has been designed to expose students to research, speaking, writing and reading methods that will not only help students excel in Model United Nations but will support the work required of students in core content classes. Additionally, the course relies heavily on current events and global issues not only for research but to further your understanding of the role the UN plays in the events and problems that plague the world today.
It is my goal for each student to participate in at least one conference during the school year. Last year our students had the opportunity to participate in an international conference in Madrid, Spain and here at GMS. A conference is a culmination of the course objectives and simulates the policy and procedures of the United Nations. Each student assumes a country, researches the perspective of the country and prepares information to be presented in the conference based on the assigned topic. Topics range from climate change, security in the digital age and smuggling of migrants. Students will be supported in this process by practicing and completing mini research, speaking, reading and writing tasks throughout the year.
Where appropriate field trips, guest speakers, support from previous GMSMUN students have been scheduled to enhance a student’s learning, understanding and overall experience in the course.
Madrid, Spain: March 2019
Delegates for the Spain Conference
|Delegation of Algeria||Delegation of Japan||Delegation of Pakistan||Delegation of Canada||Ambassador||Ambassador|
GMS Winter Model UN Conference January 2019
Special thanks to Weis Markets on South Frederick in Gaithersburg for donating the water and cookies for the Winter GMS Model UN Conference.
GWCIA Model UN Conference Fall 2018
Madrid, Spain: March 2018
Nine students from the Model United Nations class went to Madrid, Spain to compete in an international conference! The students were able to participate in opening ceremonies at the Spanish Senate, Spain and experience the sights and sounds of Madrid throughout the week. The students worked hard and had a great time learning not only about the culture of Spain but about the process of being in the Model United Nations class! Congrats to the students for a job well done!
Model United Nations Camps
Interested in continuing your Model United Nations skills throughout the summer? There is a camp for you! Click on the links provided to find out more information on the different camps offered throughout the summer for middle school students. Need help applying or have additional questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Julie Sanders for support.
http://mun.bestdelegate.com/ (location-Georgetown University)
http://www.capitoldebate.com/programs/middle-school-debate-camp/ (different locations throughout MD)
GMS at Model UN in Madrid 2016
Ms. Champagne and the GMS Model United Nations students participated in a competition in Madrid Spain from March 15-March 17, 2016. The students researched a country, made a speech, responded to questions, and worked with other countries on their committee to create resolutions to solve the issue presented. Please visit this blog to see pictures from the trip: gmsmun.blogspot.com/ or read this short item on the MCPS News Center.