There is a brand new lunch club that is growing very quickly called Model United Nations. Model UN is a lunch club that simulates the real United Nations, but it is a smaller scale version. The middle school students who have joined go to Mr. Jorgensen’s sixth grade humanities classroom every day 8 to debate about real world issues and solutions on to solve these issues. Some of the club’s members will get to go to conference with high school students in March. Also, they get to go to Spain in April for another conference.
Each student represents a different real world country, and they debate about solutions to the problems at hand. Just like the actual representatives in the United Nations, participating students have to do some research before they go to a meeting so they are informed on the topic that they have to debate on.
Also, just like the real United Nations, the students speak to each member and speak on behalf of their country and come up with a solution to the problem. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough kids to represent each country so the kids get to chose which country they want. After they have made their speech, the other representatives will either agree or disagree with the representative. Sometimes, somebody who has agreed with the point will build off their point or if they disagree then they will argue against the point. As Eddie Gualandri said, “…even though, we all have our separate ideas, we try to work together and make a new one.”