WELCOME TO THE 2015, 2017, and 2018

BEST DELEGATION,

LEWIS MIDDLE SCHOOL JMUN

Ms. Oshiro and Mrs. Pearson, Advisors

Dear Sixth Grade Applicants,

Thank you for your interest. All students who applied to JMUN will be notified by the end of the school day Friday, October 1 about whether they have been accepted or not. Students who are accepted will join Ms. Oshiro's advisory in room 221 beginning Monday, October 4.

If you weren't accepted at this time, please reapply again at the end of this school year. Our goal is to expand our delegation until it reaches prepandemic size - about three advisory classes. (It's currently at one.)

Thank you for your understanding!

Today's Delegates, Tomorrow's Peacemakers


Junior Model United Nations asks students to step into the shoes of ambassadors from U.N. member states to debate current issues on the organization's vast agenda. Student "delegates" in Junior Model United Nations prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the U.N.'s rules of procedures - all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect almost every country on earth.

Before playing out their ambassadorial roles in Junior Model United Nations, students research global problems to be addressed, drawn from today's headlines. Junior Model United Nations delegates learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development, and globalization. Delegates also look closely at the needs, aspirations, and foreign policy of the countries they will represent at the event. The insights they gain from their exploration of history, geography, culture, economics and science contribute to the authenticity of the simulation once the actual role playing gets under way and ensures a lively and memorable experience.

Strategies

  • Extensive research

  • Persuasive writing

  • Public speaking and debate

Participation

JMUN is an advisory activity open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students with stellar grades and teacher recommendation. The preparation required is extensive and cognitively demanding, but it is highly rewarding and prepares students to participate at the high school level.

Delegates must be enrolled in a JMUN advisory, complete all assignments, and maintain a 3.5 GPA in scholarship and citizenship with no Ds or Fs in academic grades, or Is or Us for citizenship grades throughout the course of the school year in order to participate in the conference.