General Jr. Model UN Program 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...
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 influences 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
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 group of students at an assigned school. Click here to download a sample Position Paper from 2017-2018.
A helpful document that you can download and type into when writing your position paper. Note that students can work on Position Papers individually or in their assigned groups (country, topic, and committee). An editable WORD/Google Docs version is in your School Folder on Google Drive.
Helpful instructions on How to Write a Position Paper.
Click here to view our 'How to Write a Position Paper' video.
Click here to download the 'How to Write a Position Paper' Instructions.
Prep Conference Resources
Held at Temple University, this conference offers all student participants a chance to gather with approximately 350 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 2018-2019 version.
Final Conference Resources
This helpful template includes the mandatory header that students must fill out prior to uploading resolutions to your school's Google Drive Folder. Click here to download the resolution template...
This document provides some information on how to write your resolution. Use this information, along with the Resolution Writing Workshop Presentation to craft an impactful Resolution for the Final Conference.
Click here to access the 'How to Write a Resolution' document.