“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” ~ Maria Montessori
Coastal Montessori Charter School (CMCS) is committed to developing global citizens with peaceful conflict resolution skills who can, in big and small ways, make our world a better place. It’s one of the reasons our school exists. Conflict resolution is one of the cornerstones of Montessori education and this Model United Nations program is unique to CMCS in the Georgetown County School District. Our Model United Nations program is made possible through a special partnership with Coastal Carolina University (CCU).
MMUN Spring Conference in NYC
Every spring, several sixth-grade CMCS scholars compete in the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) Conference in New York City. Each scholar studies current global issues of significance with CCU students like child labor abuses, pollution, security, education and poverty, and developing resolutions that will be presented during the conference. 2016 marked our third year of participation in a CMCS anchor activity that supports the Montessori philosophy of fostering global citizenship on a sustainable planet.
Scholars who participate in the MMUN program take on many responsibilities for the spring conference including: giving speeches, writing position papers, weekly recess meetings, and fundraising efforts to support the $1,800 per student cost. There are several levels of sponsorship that can help scholars reach their fundraising goals.
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2016 CMCS MUN In-House Conference
All CMCS upper elementary students prepared resolutions and speeches throughout the school year regarding the world’s most pressing issues for this Fourth Annual Model United Nations In-house Conference. Families observed as our future leaders collaborated and debated some of the same issues tackled by the United Nations today. The conference culminated in a presentation of resolutions by delegates (students) and guest speaker Lex Gardner, an attorney from Myrtle Beach who grew up until 5th grade in Bangkok,Thailand.