Great job at our first conference of the year, everyone! We'll discuss what we thought of the experience at our next meeting. Stay tuned!
This week we learned about how a Model UN conference is run.
This presentation is quite useful:
Some documents to help you: Flow of Debate and Points & Motions. These PDFs contain much of the information in the above presentation.
A typical one-day conference might go like this:
A position paper is a one-page, single-spaced description of:
Each delegation must turn in their position paper by next Tuesday, November 5. Please submit papers electronically by emailing them to Mr. Kohnert by the due date. We will then submit them to Global Classrooms to be considered for awards. You and your partner must work together to write one position paper. Use a Google Drive document so you can both work on it at once.
If you are confused because you have never written a position paper before (or you area little rusty), that’s okay. First, read your topic’s background guide (GA ~ WHO) After that, you need to know is attached in the following documents.
This document has a rubric for how position papers are graded, and the second page has the essential questions and structure which a position paper must answer and use to be complete.
Secondly, this document contains some sample position papers which Global Classrooms has designated to be excellent examples. Note that these position papers are not about the same topic as we are researching and are probably not from your country; they are just examples.
Finally, this document contains a bad position paper and tells you why it is a bad one so you can avoid common mistakes.
Things to remember: