CURRENT ISSUES/ MODEL UNITED NATIONS (INDEPENDENT STUDY)
Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: G/T identification and/or approval of the instructor Credits: 1
In this course, students will learn about a variety of topics of global concern and participate in Model United nations program. Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the debates and deliberations of U.N. bodies, such as the General Assembly, Security Council, and other multi-lateral organs. Students step into the shoes of delegates of U.N. member states to debate, identity problems, and develop solutions to topics of global concern. Participation in this program impacts students’ character, directed, as they conduct research and produce position statements, summaries, and position statements. Exposure to various kinds of community service and involvement will factor into each unit. Special opportunities for field trips and guest speakers will take place throughout the year.