MUN Programs for Students Ages 11-13

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Sample Day & Week

Hours

Each MUN Institute program spans one week, and will run from Monday through Friday. Programs for middle school students ages 11-13 will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. Each day will be divided into a series of lessons and activities.

Sample Program Day: Middle School

9:00 am Arrive. Participate in a fun warm-up exercise, and check out the day’s agenda.

10:00 am Impromptu Speaking Lesson. Practice speaking in a quick-paced debate exercise, and learn how to improve your speech structure and speaking style.

11:00 am Topic Briefing. Learn about a new and fascinating topic like Nuclear Security or Child Soldiers, taught by one of our MUN Mentors. Engage in a powerful class discussions about the topic, and share your opinion and reactions!

12:00 pm Lunch. Relax and grab some food with your friends in the university dining hall.

1:00 pm Model United Nations Procedure. Learn about Model United Nations procedure, and how to be an effective delegate.

2:00 pm Simulation. Practice all the skills you learned throughout the day in a real Model United Nations simulation. You are representing your country, and now have to work with your class as a United Nations committee to solve a topic of international importance!

3:30 pm Wrap up. Work with a small group of other students and your MUN Mentor to reflect on the day and receive honest and constructive feedback on what you have done well and how you can continue to improve. Get packed up, and glance at the agenda for tomorrow.

4:00 pm Departure. Go home and get some rest for the next day!

Sample Program Week

MONDAY

  • Registration and Ice Breakers
    9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Opening Ceremonies
    10:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Fruits and Vegetables- Opening simulation which demonstrates Model United Nations Procedure
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Lunch
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • United Nations Briefing
    1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Break
    1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
  • First Topic Briefing- Sample topics include drones, child soldiers, and climate change
    2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Break
    2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
  • MUN Research Methods
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Departure
    4:00 pm

TUESDAY

  • Warm Up
    9:00 am – 9:15 am
  • Public Speaking: Structure
    9:15 am – 10:00 am
  • Break
    10:00 am – 10:15 am
  • MUN Rules and Procedure
    10:15 am – 11:00 am
  • Break
    11:00 am – 11:15 am
  • Writing Resolutions
    11:15 am – 12:00 pm
  • Lunch
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Practice MUN Simulation
    1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Break
    2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Second Topic Briefing
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Departure
    4:00 pm

WEDNESDAY

  • Warm Up
    9:00 am – 9:15 am
  • Public Speaking Practice
    9:15 am – 10:00 am
  • Break
    10:00 am – 10:15 am
  • Moderated Caucus
    10:15 am – 11:00 am
  • Break
    11:00 am – 11:15 am
  • Position Paper Feedback
    11:15 am – 12:00 pm
  • Lunch
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Practice MUN Simulation
    1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Break
    2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Final Topic Briefing
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Departure
    4:00 pm

THURSDAY

  • Warm Up
    9:00 am – 9:15 am
  • Public Speaking Practice
    9:15 am – 10:00 am
  • Break
    10:00 am – 10:15 am
  • Social Dynamics and Unmoderated Caucus
    10:15 am – 11:00 am
  • Break
    11:00 am – 11:15 am
  • Position Paper Feedback
    11:15 am – 12:00 pm
  • Lunch
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Electives
    1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Break
    1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Guest Speaker
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Departure
    4:00 pm

FRIDAY

  • Final Preparation
    9:00 am – 9:30 am
  • Final Day MUN Simulation: Full Day Conference
    9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Break
    10:30 am – 10:45 am
  • Final Day MUN Simulation: Full Day Conference
    10:45 am – 12:00 pm
  • Lunch
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Final Day MUN Simulation: Full Day Conference
    1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Break
    2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Final Day MUN Simulation: Full Day Conference
    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Closing Ceremonies
    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Departure
    4:00 pm

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