Model United Nations
- Full Year Elective Course
- Students in Grades 7th and 8th are eligible to participate in the course.
Teacher: Ms. Julie Sanders, English 7 Teacher
Nationals vs. Phillies Fundraiser
GMS Model United Nations is hosting a fundraising event at Nationals Stadium! Interested in attending? Click on the link and select from Saturday, September 9, 2017 for a 7:35 pm game OR Sunday, September 10, 2017 for a 1:35 pm game. Tickets are $26.00 per person and include a voucher for a hotdog, soda and bag of chips. The seats for these events are together so be sure to extend the invitation to friends, neighbors and other family members for a great night of baseball and fun! https://groupmatics.events/s/other/Gaithersburgmiddle
Madrid, Spain:March 11, 2017-March 17, 2017
Thirteen students from the Model United Nations class went to Madrid, Spain to compete in an international conference! The students were able to participate in opening ceremonies at the Spanish Senate, tour the Ancient city of Toledo, Spain and experience the sights and sounds of Madrid throughout the week. The students worked hard and had a great time learning not only about the culture of Spain but about the process of being in the Model United Nations class! Congrats to the students for a job well done!
Click a picture to go to our trip album.
Model United Nations T-shirt Contest
Only students of Model United Nations are allowed to enter the contest.
Additional rules and information can be found in this document.
Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Julie Sanders for details.
Model United Nations Camps
Interested in continuing your Model United Nations skills throughout the summer?
There is a camp for you! Click on the links provided to find out more information on
the different camps offered throughout the summer for middle school students. Need help
applying or have additional questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Kelli Champagne for support.
http://mun.bestdelegate.com/ (location-Georgetown University)
http://www.capitoldebate.com/programs/middle-school-debate-camp/ (different locations throughout MD)
Spain Trip Parent Meetings: Second Meeting on February 2
There was a meeting for parents on Thursday, January 5, to discuss the Madrid, Spain trip and to pass out papers that need to be signed and or notarized. Any questions don’t hesitate to email Ms. Sanders at Julie_A_Sanders@mcpsmd.org or call school at 301-840-4554. Below are copies of the forms from January 5th. Please come to the February 2 meeting.
United Nations Families
in going to Madrid, Spain but couldn’t attend the parent meeting? The
information via this PowerPoint will provide an overview of the trip including
location of conference, daily schedule and overall expenses. Additionally, the
information to register for the trip are located in the slides. Should you have
ANY questions about the trip or are having troubling registering please contact Ms. Julie Sanders.
This course is an elective and has been designed to expose students to research, speaking, writing and reading methods that will not only help students excel in Model United Nations but will support the work required of students in core content classes. Additionally, the course relies heavily on current events and global issues not only for research but to further your understanding of the role the UN plays in the events and problems that plague the world today.
It is my goal for each student to participate in at least one conference during the school year. Last year our students had the opportunity to participate in an international conference in Madrid, Spain and here at GMS. A conference is a culmination of the course objectives and simulates the policy and procedures of the United Nations. Each student assumes a country, researches the perspective of the country and prepares information to be presented in the conference based on the assigned topic. Topics range from climate change, security in the digital age and smuggling of migrants. Students will be supported in this process by practicing and completing mini research, speaking, reading and writing tasks throughout the year.
Where appropriate field trips, guest speakers, support from previous GMSMUN students have been scheduled to enhance a student’s learning, understanding and overall experience in the course.
GMSMUN Upcoming Events
- September 2016
United Nations Guest Speaker
- October 18, 2016
Chipotle Fundraiser from 5:00-9:00 pm @ Chipotle 564 North Frederick Ave
- November 8, 2016
Election Day Bake Sale from 8:00 am-5:00 pm (DONATIONS of baked goods are welcome!)
- November 18, 2016
Field Trip to the Newseum
- December 2016
Former GMSMUN Students will provide supports and speak to the class about the research process.
GMS at Model UN in Madrid
Ms. Champagne and the GMS Model United Nations students participated in a competition in Madrid Spain from March 15-March 17, 2016. The students researched a country, made a speech, responded to questions, and worked with other countries on their committee to create resolutions to solve the issue presented. Please visit this blog to see pictures from the trip: gmsmun.blogspot.com/ or read this short item on the MCPS News Center.