Our sixth grade students recently embarked on a trip to New York City to participate in a unique experience at the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN), marking Riverbend School’s 6th year at the event. Nearly 3,400 Montessori student delegates from around the world were in attendance, and students from five different continents participated. While on this trip students worked with their respective committees, and after each committee session recounted with much excitement their debating of issues with the other delegates.
Our students particularly enjoyed a session where they participated in a full cycle of committee sessions including speeches, caucusing, helping to write working papers, and finding ways to get their ideas into draft resolutions. The experience culminated with a realistic session at the United Nations, where delegates voted on viable resolutions.
Below is a list of the committees in which the sixth graders participated along with their areas of study:
United Nations Committees and Topic Choices
Nigeria and Papua New Guinea
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The trip was not all work – the students enjoyed a dinner at Rockefeller center and took part in a hosted MMUN social night. On Friday they were able to take advantage of the warmer weather and spend some time in Central Park and Times Square!