Purpose of the Activity
Learn to analyze, formulate, and present persuasive arguments. This team is an introduction to the fascinating world of high school congressional debate. Your participation will prepare you for public speaking, thinking under pressure, and critical analysis. The research debaters perform expands their minds and increases their understanding of multiple sides of important issues.
Number of Participants
Model UN has a maximum capacity. The first 65 seventh- and eighth-grade students that fill out the application and register on RevTrak will be accepted. If spots are available, sixth-graders will be invited to join.
Grade Level/s of Participants
Open to seventh- and eighth-graders. If space allows, sixth-graders will be invited to join.
Meeting Schedule and Location
- Season: October-April
- Meeting Day: Model UN meets twice a month on Wednesdays
- Time: 3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
- The DW team will participate in a practice debate.
- Team members will compete against other junior high schools.
Student Attendance Guidelines
Students are required to attend all meetings in order to successfully prepare for the final tournament. The knowledge gained is cumulative throughout the school year; the bills and preparation will be done in class, however some outside research may need to take place in order to prepare for the tournaments. Due to the amount of information given during meetings, students who miss three meetings may be disqualified from the team due to lack of preparedness.
Specific Rules or Guidelines
School-appropriate behavior is required for all Model UN activities. Students must meet academic and behavior standards set for all co-curricular sports and activities in the handbook. Per the application, students will agree to the following: I understand that being a part of Model UN requires me to attend and adequately prepare for the tournaments. It is my responsibility to be an active participant and attend all meetings. Missing more than three meetings may result in dismissal from the team.