The United Nations Association-USA's Global Classrooms program is an innovative educational international program that engages 7th-12th grade students in an exploration of current world issues through interactive classroom activities and simulations. At the heart of the Global Classrooms program is Model United Nations and issues critical to the United Nation's agenda including human rights, peace and security, and economic and sustainable development. Students have the opportunity to participate in a Model UN Conference and take the role of United Nations ambassadors, draft resolutions, negotiate, strategize and formally present a country's position using the UN's rules of procedures. More than 600 CPS students participate in the annual Model UN Conference each year.
- Cultivates literacy and leadership
- Enables students to explore important global issues, e.g., peacekeeping, sustainable development, poverty, the environment, and human rights
- Provides students an opportunity to solve global problems through cooperation and consensus
Students in 7th – 12th grades may participate if their school offers a Global Classrooms/Model UN program. Check with your school's activities coordinator to find out if your child's school offers the program.
- Develop and nurture a community of young people
- Pique student interest in the global community and issues that impact our global society
- Enables students to serve as United Nations ambassadors
- Develop and strengthen student skills in research, debate, negotiation, and resolving conflict