Model UN is an academic simulation where students assume the roles of delegates of the United Nations. Students roleplay these delegates and work toward creating positive resolutions that will help people all over the world. Students will work toward resolutions while learning to communicate effectively and positively, lead by example, build relationships, engage others with speech and language, and keep abreast of geopolitics around the world, all while simulating the United Nations. Students compete for awards and scholarships with other middle and high school student delegates at conferences throughout the year.
We partner with the YMCA of Dallas to train our teachers and provide some of the curriculum that helps our students prepare for conflict resolution at our conferences. Teachers that sponsor this club are also certified by TEA with a middle school teaching certification.
Students participate in conferences both locally and regionally. Students compete with other middle and high school students to solve real world problems as if they were really a delegate of the United Nations.
Topics and countries are assigned weeks to months in advance of the conference and students spend time learning as much as they can about their assigned country. During the conference, students act as delegates from their assigned nation and work toward solving pressing issues. Awards, and some scholarships are presented to students for Honorable Delegate, Best Delegate, and Outstanding Delegate.
Our program has received many awards. Our students have placed at every conference attended by DeWitt Perry Middle School as Honorable Delegate, Best Delegate, and Outstanding Delegate. Our teachers have also received "Best New Advisors" from the YMCA for starting and continuing the MUN chapter at Perry.