Model UN Summer Camp - United Nations and Politics for Beginners
Broome County Debate Alliance
This one week class will teach students the basics on Model UN enabling them to roleplay as different countries to become better at public speaking, more knowledgeable on global politics, and better able to work in teams.
US Grade 4 - 7
Model UN is a fun and educational activity that allows students to learn more about international politics, become better speakers, and how to effectively communicate and compromise. Unlike debate, which puts two teams against each other, Model UN assigns each student a country that must work together to address a global problem. Students will learn to roleplay, how to present proposals, and how to engage in politics to pass their resolution. Each class begins with a brief lecture, followed...
Students will learn how to work in teams, better their research, public speaking, and knowledge of global politics. They will also learn how to compromise in order to draft mutually beneficial resolutions.
The BCDA's founder has been run a competitive college debate team for twenty years. He has also run elementary and middle school debate workshops for the past four years both in the US and internationally. We have now taught well over a thousand kids from countries around the world digitally through this platform with great reviews. If for whatever reason you feel the class didn't live up to what you were looking for, please contact us for a refund. We are offering these courses as a way for students to get the benefits of debate and peer-directed education while schools are shutdown. Debate is not necessarily for everyone, but we are confident that if your kid is excited about it they will enjoy this class, and don't want you paying if that's not the case.
Assessments OfferedStudents are assessed based upon the quality of their proposals, the ability to work with others to get resolutions passed, and their performance quality when presenting.
Students should come with paper and something to write with. Taking notes on a computer is also entirely fine. A timer is suggested, but not required.
No topics will be covered that are considered inappropriate for this age-range. However, global politics and moral issues will be discussed. If there are any topics you feel uncomfortable about your child learning please let us know.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The Broome County Debate Alliance (BCDA) was founded by Joe Schatz. He is the Director of Debate at Binghamton University, holds a PhD in English, and has two kids, ages 12 and 13. His debate program has consistently been ranked in the top ten in...
$130for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
Average rating:4.6Number of reviews:(30)
Completed by 275 learners
Live video meetings
4-12 learners per class