Global Classrooms: Chicago Model UN Conference
The 2013 Global Classrooms: Chicago Model United Nations Conference, sponsored by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), was held on April 26, 2013 at the Chicago History Museum. The 2013 conference featured professionally run committees led by experienced university-level Model UN staff from universities throughout Chicagoland. The conference hosted over 400 delegates and six diverse committees. The topics discussed included access to primary education, sustainable development, and migration in Latin America and the Caribbean.
About Global Classrooms: Chicago program
Currently, 33 teachers use the Global Classrooms revised human rights curriculum in 36 different classes. In all, over 600 students participate in the Global Classrooms program in Chicago with more than 400 attending the conference.
Since the first Global Classrooms Model UN conference in 2002, Global Classrooms: Chicago has become a strong presence in Chicago Public Schools. A solid group of veteran teachers have encouraged new teachers and schools to adopt the program. Through the support of Chicago Public Schools, teachers attend professional development workshops and simulations through the school year.
Quick Facts about the Global Classrooms Program
- Established in 2001;
- Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has worked with the UNA-USA to implement the program locally;
- Serving over 25 CPS schools throughout the district;
- University students from the University of Chicago, The University of Illinois-Chicago, DePaul University, and Loyola University have volunteered annually to serve as members of the Model UN conference staff.
Highlights from previous Global Classrooms: Chicago Model UN conferences
For more photos from Global Classrooms Model UN Conferences and Events, visit UNA-USA's flickr page.
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