Through Our Eyes

Global Classrooms Model UN

April 25, 2012
Global ClassroomsModel UN has amazed schools around the globe with its ability to cultivate global literacy, life skills, and attitudes necessary for active citizenship, showing that students deeply care about the world outside their local communities. See Global Classrooms in action with "Through Our Eyes," a short video filmed at this year's International Middle School Conference.



UNA-USA's Global Classrooms Presents DECORUM

Two days at the United Nations changed the lives of students from John Adams High School forever.

Decorum, a documentary produced by UNA-USA, shows how these students from Queens, NY, were empowered and inspired through the Model UN program. In a competition bringing together students from across the globe – they took their new life skills and knowledge of the world across the bridge to Manhattan to work as ambassadors for two days at the Global Classrooms International Model UN Conference.

The students represented Sudan at the conference – a country with complex problems needing international solutions, no small feat for this young group. Watch all three episodes and follow their journey. (Total run time 20 minutes.)

Episode 1: Prep And Circumstance

Episode 2: Practice Makes Perfect

Episode 3: Coalition

Over the years, Global Classrooms has become a premiere international education program offering Model UN. Model UN is an academic simulation of the UN that promotes leadership skills and understanding of international affairs and world cultures. Over 500,000 students participate in Model UN programs each year. During the Global Classrooms International Model UN Conference 140 schools, 2,500 students, and 300 teachers participate. Students are assigned different nations to represent in New York City. For more information on Model UN, visit www.unausa.org/globalclassrooms.

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