We are excited to send our student delegation to Manhattan on Wednesday to the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN), one of the most valuable and enriching programs for our Upper Elementary students. Each student has been preparing for the upcoming conference since the school year began in September.
The MMUN is a collaboration with the United Nations for Montessori students who come from around the world to act as delegates for a nation. Through role-playing, each student writes, presents, and debates issues. They act as a citizen of their selected country and fully develop an understanding of the country’s needs and social justice issues, helping them truly take on their delegate role.
Delegates have studied the government, culture, history, and current needs of the countries they represent and will speak with that country’s authority on a variety of topics facing the global community today, including:
Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
Improving youth wellbeing and mental health
Public health emergencies, preparedness, and response
Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind
Students will attend the formal Opening Ceremony and hear from key speakers on the first evening to kick-off the conference. Committee sessions officially begin on the second day, following a fascinating visit to the Hall of Nations visual display where they will learn about the culture and history of each of the nations represented at the conference.
The session discussions that begin on day two continue through day three until a final resolution is approved by committee members. All of their hard work is finally displayed during day four’s Closing Ceremony where each committee shares their final resolutions and all students celebrate their work throughout this immersive program.
To learn more about Hudson Montessori School’s interdisciplinary, theme-based learning approach to education, the Montessori philosophy and methodology, or how the school fosters the love of learning for children age 2 to fifth grade, sign up for virtual school tour or for more details about our Middle School (6th through 8th grades), attend a Middle School Information Session.