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Basics of MUN 101 seminar at EDUMUN

Basics of Model UN for Middle School Students

Introduction | Basics of MUN 101

Basics of MUN 101 provides new delegates with a full introduction to Model UN and equips them with everything they need to know to be prepared and successful. It takes them through what MUN is, how it’s organized, how to register for conferences, and basic etiquette. It also introduces them to the basics of speech and debate and resolution writing, ensuring their success at future MUN conferences and endeavors.

Contact

Further questions can be directed to the USG of Middle School Seminars.

Seminar Staff


Portrait of Benita Samson

Benita Samson

Co-Director

Benita is a junior at Bellarmine Prep and she is really excited to staff EDUMUN 2019! She is thrilled to be able to help middle schoolers learn about Model UN, and can’t wait to meet all the delegates. Benita has been a delegate at EDUMUN 2018, PACMUN 2018, SeattleMUN 2019, and KingMUN 2019! She has also staffed BELLARMUN 2019. Outside of MUN, Benita is interested in a variety of extremely unrelated things such as traveling, playing the clarinet, and advocating for the environment. Benita has moved to six different countries, and this is her second time living in Washington. She is sure that EDUMUN will be one of her most memorable experiences yet, and she knows that she’ll have a lot of fun!

Portrait of Nisarga Ramesh

Nisarga Ramesh

Co-Director

Nisarga Ramesh is a junior at Interlake High School. She’s incredibly excited to be staffing EDUMUN 2019. She has attended six conferences as a delegate, including EDUMUN, PACMUN, BELMUN, and KINGMUN. She has also taught the basics of Model UN before during WORLDMUN 2018 and is thrilled to be teaching again. Outside of MUN, Nisarga can be found singing in her school’s choir, running Interlake’s Acoustic Music Club, rewatching Avatar: The Last Airbender, and regretting her decision to get an IB diploma. She knows that she can help make EDUMUN 2019 an incredible start to people’s MUN journeys.

Capstone

One of the exciting aspects of the Seminars Program at EDUMUN 2019 is the Capstone Committee session. Prior to the conference, each delegate will be assigned the country they are representing during Capstone. Delegates are free to research the country and use the Capstone Background Guide provided to supplement their information, although they are not required to. Throughout each seminar, delegates will be learning how to participate in a Model UN committee. Through various activities and lectures, some pertaining directly to their country roles, delegates will learn how to succeed in committee. At the end of the day, delegates will take their new knowledge and put it into action during our specially designed two hour Capstone session. They will get the chance to work through most of the Model UN Rules Of Procedure (ROP), practice their debate and negotiation skills, and utilize their research and resolution skills in a comfortable learning environment. The goal for Capstone is that the delegates receive the opportunity to apply their learning and become accustomed to the flow and dynamics of committee.

Download Capstone Background Guide →