What are the Simulation Units?
Each of these units engages students in lessons that prepare them for a Model United Nations simulation on a topic of global importance. Through this experience, students are asked to step into the role of world leaders negotiating issues from clean water to peacekeeping operations. They will be captivated by this experience and rise to meet the challenges presented by research and debate.

These units include primary documents, videos, and research materials from the web to engage students of varied learning styles and to develop the literacy skills emphasized by the Common Core. Moreover, students work together in partners, develop alliances with small groups of peers, and give speeches to the entire class, thereby improving their speaking, listening, and leadership skills. Lessons include high expectations for all students while providing appropriate scaffolds to support the needs of all learners.

When and how were they created?
These units were developed as a collaboration between a team of teacher leaders at a district schools and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) education team as part of a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education initiative, funded by the federal Race to the Top grant. The Clean Water Unit is an ESE Model Curriculum Unit that be found on the ESE's Model Curriculum site: http://www.doe.mass.edu/candi/model/files.html.

The UNAGB does not claim copywrite to any of these materials. All written UNAGB curriculum resources include citation and are free and open for educational use by all!