2019 Curriculum Materials

Handbooks & Published Materials

This handbook provides teachers with the necessary resources and tools to ensure a positive and successful experience for all students. This handbook includes an overview of the program's main goals and objectives, a comprehensive explanation of the program's five main stages, and a number of key resources that will help guide students through the program. We are currently updating the Teacher Handbook for 2018-19 and will contact faculty advisers and post here when it is finalized!

This handbook provides students with comprehensive overview of the history and structure of the United Nations (UN), including essential facts and curriculum materials covering the UN's six main organs: the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Secretariat, the Economic and Social Council, the International Court of Justice, and the Trusteeship Council - as well as important global issues on the UN agenda. Click here to read more...

2019 Committee Topic Briefing Papers

The Council's Ending Human Trafficking committee briefing paper will be available in early January 2019.

The Council's Providing Clean and Affordable Energy for All briefing paper will be available in early January 2019.

Cultural Diplomacy Conference Resources

This helpful worksheet should be completed by students in advance of the Cultural Diplomacy Conference.  It will help students to begin thinking about how their cultural background influence them and their perceptions of others.  Click here to download the worksheet...

This interactive presentation introduces students to "a world of cultures" with an emphasis on understanding how cultures differ in terms of lifestyles, religions and belief systems.  During the interactive presentation, students begin exploring key issues related to world cultures, including how their personal cultures affect both their beliefs and actions and influence their understanding of other people's cultures and actions. Click here to download last year's presentation...

This photo release is required to be completed by all Jr. Model UN student participants and their parents.  Faculty advisers are expected to bring completed releases for all student participants to the Cultural Diplomacy Conference. Click here to download the Photo Release Form...

Position Paper Resources

Helpful instructions on how to write and submit a position paper for the Council's Student Diplomat / Jr. Model United Nations program. Please check back as this document is currently being updated for the 2018-19 academic year.

This worksheet will help students learn as much as possible about their countries, ranging from official languages, populations and literacy rates to infant mortality rates, forms of government and major exports/imports.  Click here to download the worksheet...

An example position paper submitted by a student.  Click here to download the sample paper...

A helpful Word document that you can download and type into when writing your position paper.  Don't forget to make sure your header is filled out correctly! Click here to download the Position Paper template...

Prep Conference Resources

Held at Temple University, this conference offers all student participants a chance to gather with approximately 300 of their peers. This presentation is part of the resolution writing workshop where students learn how to write and amend an effective resolution and gain hands-on experience with the public speaking and negotiation skills needed to be a successful diplomat. Click here to download the 2017-18 presentation...

These handouts are part of the hands-on resolution writing workshop at the Prep Conference. Click here to download the 2017-18 handouts...

Final Conference Resources

This helpful template includes the mandatory header that students must fill out prior to sending their resolutions to the World Affairs Council Education staff. Click here to download the resolution template...