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Summit's Upper Elementary Prepares to Attend Montessori Model UN

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Summit's 6th grade students and their teachers will attend the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) in New York City on March 8-11.  For more information about the Montessori Model United Nations, please click here.   

While Summit's 6th graders are at MMUN they will assume the perspective of a citizen of the country of Uruguay, and will debate various topics including peace and security, human rights, child labor, and food and hunger.  Students will attend the final day of the conference at the United Nations General Assembly Hall and final voting and closing ceremonies will take place there.  

In Upper El, everyone is contributing to the MMUN project by researching the country Uruguay. 6th graders, Kara and Elwyn will be representing Uruguay at the MMUN this spring and all of the Upper El students are helping them research Uruguay to provide background information.  Research areas include healthcare, food, poverty, basic human needs, geography, and history. Summit's 4th and 5th graders will design and create the table display for presentation at the MMUN. 6th graders are researching and writing a position paper on the advancement of women. The students represent Uruguay, but the paper they present has a global perspective.
What students are learning about Uruguay fun isn’t just for the MMUN! In the classroom, they will learn a traditional Latin dance, and make and eat traditional dishes like: Dulce de Leche, Chivito, Asado, and Milansa.

The process is exciting for all of Upper El and is good practice for when it is the current 4th and 5th graders turns to sit  in the delegates’ seats at the UN!!