Montessori Europe MMUN Schedule

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Thursday, 10 October

14:00 – 17:00 Session I
Introduction – The Montessori Model UN Conference

  • What is the Montessori Model UN Conference?
  • The educational benefits of Montessori Model UN
  • The roles of the Montessori Model UN Coordinator

Planning – How to attend the Montessori Model UN Conference

  • Conference registration and logistics
  • Student preparation
  • In-Conference supervision
  • Professionalism

Peace education – How to teach your students about the United Nations

  • History of the United Nations
  • The United Nations today
  • Sixty ways the United Nations makes a difference
  • International laws and initiatives

Friday, 11 October 

9.00       Welcome by the President of Montessori Europe Mirjam Stefels
Presentation from Montessori Movement United National:  Voice of young people         

10.00 -11:00 ME Congress keynote:Scilla  Elworthy: Empowering young people to be agents of change

11:00 – 13:00 Session II
How to prepare your students for a Model UN Conference

  • Research a country
  • Research a topic
  • Write a position paper

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch provided by congress

14.00 -15:00     ME Congress keynote:  Carla Foster: Towards a developmental understanding the types of justice and mercy in the primary and elementary classes

15:00 – 17:00 Session III:
Procedure – How to participate in a Model UN Committee

  • The opening speech
  • A typical Model UN Committee
  • UN Rules of Procedure
  • Implementing UN Rules of Procedure

17:00 – 17:15 Break

17:15 – 19:00 Session IV
Procedure – How to participate in a Model UN Committee

  • Regional and political groups
  • Formal and informal consultation
  • How to write a resolution

19.00    Dinner provided by congress

Saturday, 12 October

09:00 – 10:00 Session V

  • Line-by-line review
  • Consensus building

10.00 -11:00 ME Congress keynote: Mark Hederman:  Maria Montessori and her influence on education in Ireland

11:00 am – 13:00 pm VI Session

  • Voting procedure
  • MMUN Teacher lesson plan timeline
  • Country display board
  • Culture night presentation
  • T-shirt design event
  • How to use MMUN in your class

13:00-14:00 Lunch provided by congress

14:00 – 16:00
Simulation – Engaging in an actual Montessori Model UN Committee

Participants simulate a committee and engage in all components of the committee flow.

16.00 -17:00- Congress Panel Discussion: Different Strokes for Different Folks  

Exploring ways of communicating the key messages of Montessori pedagogy to the wider community

17.00 Closure  

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