News from the Chicagoland M.U.N. Club!
This summer, we are offering a fun and educational three-day Model UN program for students entering the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Participants will learn about the history of the United Nations and modern international relations, build skills in public speaking, negotiations, and collaborative writing, and finally take part in an exciting simulation of the United Nations Security Council. The program will take place from June 6 - 8 (Thursday 3:30pm-6:30pm, Friday 9:30am-3:30pm, and Saturday 9:30am-1:00pm) at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago (7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL, 60657). The cost will be $45 per individual student. E-mail Katieborg23@gmail.com to receive registration forms.
For those unfamiliar with Model United Nations: Model UN conferences simulate the deliberations of United Nations committees and other multilateral organizations. Students role-play diplomats and regional leaders, and are tasked with discussing and developing solutions to international issues. The goal of MUN is to increase interest in international affairs and improve problem-solving skills,
while promoting tolerance, perspective, and compassion in a real-world context.
We are an independent, student-led, high-school Model United Nations club dedicated to the advancement of political science education in the middle school and high school community in the Chicago area. We have been active since 2009, and recently applied for and received 501c3 status. We participate in several Model UN conferences each year, and our members have been honored to win many awards.
We have taught middle-school Model UN courses for homeschoolers as part of the HSGS Co-op and AJCW Collective Workshops, and we also put on the Northern Illinois Model United Nations Conference (NIMUN), the largest active Model UN conference for middle school students in the Midwest. Over 90 students attended our second annual conference last year, and we are looking forward NIMUN III on November 15th, 2013. We have four committees and room for over 100 students. It promises to be an exciting and memorable experience for all those involved. Learn more about NIMUN here: www.nimunweb.com.