Lesson Plan

MUN

Basic MUN
Jisu K.
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Emory University
Atlanta, GA
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
Objectives

Students will be able to explain the basic dynamic of a MUN. 

Students will be able to determine what MUN terms to use in different situations.

Students will be able to discover the importance of MUN for being aware of global issues.

Students will be able to develop their own position paper. 

Subjects
Social Studies
Grades 6 - 12
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/Attention Getter (3min. 30 seconds)

In order to give an introduction to what MUN is  a video regarding MUN will be shown. This video also serves the purpose of being an attention getter and it presents basic concepts regarding MUNs. Youtube was chosen in order to fulfill the objective of having students able to explain the dynamic of MUN (a video is a more intersting way to show how MUNs usually work). 

2 Direct Instruction (2min)

I will quickly go through some basic terms of MUN that are not mentioned in the video in order to give a broader sense of MUN using Google Slides. Google Slides was chosen in order to give a straightforward term-defining session and fulfill the objective of determining what terms to use in different situations. During this presentation, I will also explain the importance of MUN on a global scale. 

The terms that will be defined are:

MUN

Global issues

People:

​Secretary General
Chair
Delegates
Pages

Committees: 

Floor

Motions

Speakers list

Position papers:

General information about the country (population, geographic, etc.)
The countries view regarding the issue
Possible solutions to the problem

Point of personal privilege
Point of order 
Motion to open question sessions
Second the motion

Resolution papers (draft)

Sponsor

Final voting

3 Guided practice (5 min)

Quizlet
Free, Paid

Students will be asked to complete a Quizlet test in groups 4 groups of 3 people and 1 group of 4 people. The group with the highest grade will get candies! :) Quizlet will also help fulfill the objective of having students know when to use what terms. 

https://quizlet.com/123671807/test?matching=on&mult_choice=on&tf=on&prom...

 

Student Instructions

Please complete the Quiz! :) (In 5 minutes).

4 Independent practice (3 min.)

Students will write a position paper with the following elements:

Position paper:

General info. about country
The country's position regarding the topic
Solution 

Google docs will be used so that I can go back later to check the short position paper written by students and then see if the learning objective was fulfilled 

Student Instructions

Write a position paper regarding a global issue you are interested in! (You can be any country you want or even invent one!)  PLEASE do this in 3 minutes. (Yes, your position paper can be just 4 lines long).

5 Wrap-up (1 min. 30 seconds )

To finish the lesson plan created, the students will be asked to complete a short survey regarding their interest in MUNs.  SurveyMonkey was chosen in order to see the opinion of students regarding MUN. 

 

Student Instructions

Please complete the Survey! :)