Montessori MUN Delegates in Action! Plus 4th graders talk tough on…taxes?!

by Ryan on April 14, 2011

Elementary school delegates in the Committee on the Rights of the Child. For me, this picture embodies the spirit of Montessori MUN -- these are children discussing the rights of children.

Montessori MUN strives to embody the principles of the Montessori educational philosophy, which makes MMUN different than most Model UN conferences.

There are no awards in order to emphasize cooperation and consensus-building between delegates. These are the youngest delegates I’ve seen participate in Model UN — they range from 4th to 9th grade.

And some things that are common practice in Montessori classrooms have carried over to the conference — click “Learn More” below to see what I mean!

When would you ever hear 4th graders talk about…taxes?! At a Model UN conference, of course!

Thank you to Camille Moro of Seton Hall University — and also a Montessori student — for helping me live blog the conference today!

  • Sid

    “We’re talking about non-corrupt governments people.”

    Honestly, these kids are more eloquent and calmer than many high school delegates I’ve known.

  • Raphael

    That was me who was talking and I have a few comments.
    1. the were going to use the 1 cent store tax to create opportunities for poor farmers. then we would buy the crops and give them to the malnutreated.
    2. All the People that were talking (including me) are in 6th grade.
    3. I forgot what to say here.

  • Zach

    Is there such thing as “Non-Corrupt Governments”? XD. I’m pretty sure there’s at least one corrupt politician in every government.


  • Fernando Camberos

    I was lucky enough to presence this event and discussion live! These kids are truly amazing and I was proud to watch them in action at the MMUN conference. I just wish I had been fortunate enough to go to the MMUN instead of the uber-competitive MUN that I attended during my HS days. Good job by Raphael here keeping it going virtually 🙂

    Congratulations to all the delegates, participants and organizers!

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