Model United Nations
Teacher: Ms. Julie Sanders, Model UN and English 7 Teacher
Spain Trip Parent Meetings: Informational Meeting on September 25 @ 6 pm in Rm 701
There was a meeting for parents on September 25 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 240-740-4950.
Fundraiser on 10/23 @ Chipotle 4 - 8 pm
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Gaithersburg Middle School Model UN. Come in to the Chipotle at 564 N. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg on Tuesday, October 23rd between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Gaithersburg Middle School Model UN. MUN Chipolte Fundraiser Flyer- English MUN Chipolte Fundraiser Flyer - Spanish
Madrid, Spain: March 2018
Nine 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, 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!
Model United Nations T-shirt Contest in November
Only students of Model United Nations are allowed to enter the contest.
Additional rules and information are coming.
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 Ms. Julie Sanders for support.
http://mun.bestdelegate.com/ (location-Georgetown University)
http://www.capitoldebate.com/programs/middle-school-debate-camp/ (different locations throughout MD)
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 25, 2018
Madrid Informational Meeting
- October 23, 2018
Chipotle Fundraiser from 4:00-8:00 pm @ Chipotle 564 North Frederick Ave
- November 6, 2018
Possible Election Day Bake Sale from 8:00 am-5:00 pm (DONATIONS of baked goods are welcome!)
- Saturday, November 17, 2018
GWCIA Conference, George Washington University, Washington DC
- March 10-16 2019
Madrid, Spain Trip
GMS at Model UN in Madrid 2016
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.