The Eagle Post
Oak Grove, KY | November 28, 2012
"Solving the world's problems" is usually a euphemism for sitting around and shooting the breeze, but there is a class at Fort Campbell High School that really is tackling the world's problems in the same manner that the world does.
The class is called Model United Nations (MUN), and it is an extra-curricular activity in which students role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. The hands-on learning allows students to confront a range of topics within the perspective of their assigned country or organization.
Through these experiences — during preparation, in committee sessions, and even in hallwaycaucuses — students develop an appreciation of differing viewpoints, the frustration of negotiation, the rewards of cooperation and a broader view of the human side of international relations and diplomacy.