Friday, May 9, 2014
Surprise, AZ ---- 6th grade CAPP, 7th and 8th grade middle school students of Calibre Academy participated in Model United Nations today. Separated into six different councils (Human Rights, Bio Ethics, Security Council, Women's Rights, Committee on Disarmament and International Security, and Economic and Social), students represented their researched countries as they worked to resolve many of our world's leading issues. From women's rights violations in Africa to issues in the Ukraine, students met with representatives from allied countries, questioned each other on their country's policies, and passed impressive resolutions following the structure of those written by the United Nations.
With 7th and 8th grade students taking on the roles of Head Chairs and Vice Chairs, this is a purely student led experience. To be sure, the 6th grade CAPP students held their own today as they were "called in" to other committees to explain their country's position on various topics and asked to be a contributing sponsor to other resolutions. Overall, it was an impressive display and application of all their knowledge and research from throughout the year; and as the students said, "The work was soooo worth it! This was a lot of fun!"
Each year Calibre Academy middle school students participate in a school Model United Nations. Students choose a country they would like to learn more about and spend the year researching that country. Students will be given the Model UN Preparation Packet during the second week of the school year. You may view/print out a copy of the packet by clicking on the button below. Replacements for lost packets will not be given in school, you are responsible for this packet until May 9th, 2014!