Model United Nations (MUN) is fast becoming the “go to” course all over Southern California for students who want to explore World Affairs, International Relations, Speech, and Debate. Great for any student who is going into or thinking about going into MUN in high school, it is also the perfect jumping off place for careers in international business, law, and government! Students will learn about the fundamentals of the United Nations system, how to prepare and give speech, caususing, and how to research and write a “position paper”. In addition, students will have the opportunity to compete in an actual MUN conference this summer with other students in the Southern California area. Open to all students interested in world affairs, speech and debate, but especially for those who are planning to go into MUN next school year.
Week 1: What is MUN? How Does it Work?
Day 1: Class introduction. What is Model United Nations, your skills, etc.
Day 2: How the United Nations Work.
Day 3: How a committee works
Day 4: Introduction to the Middle East and the Palestinian-Israeli situation
Week 2: Preparation for Committee
Day 5: Israel-Palestine: Background, information / Diplomacy simulation
Day 6: Israel-Palestine: Background, information / Diplomacy simulation
Day 7: Israel-Palestine: Background, information / Diplomacy simulation
Day 8: How to research for MUN. Research session / Diplomacy simulation
Day 9: Research session / Diplomacy simulation
There is a 5-minute break at the hour.
Module 1 starts Monday June 26 and ends Friday July 7.