Middle School students will be representing The Republic of Indonesia at the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) Conference in New York City next week. Following several weeks of intense research into topics such as the eradication of poverty, deforestation, access to water, biodiversity and extreme hunger, students enjoyed a welcome foray into the cultural aspects of Indonesia last week. Parent Lori Locascio together with Mary Haller gave students the opportunity to learn about the culture and taste Indonesian food, including a typical dish, called Gado Gado and a delicious carrot soup.
The week closed on a 3-hour simulation of the Montessori Model UN at Oak Meadow. Oak Meadow alumni Christian Suglia and fellow students from St. John’s High School, Nathaniel Newman, Cory Sagerstrom and Paul Igo came to moderate a mock session of Model UN. Student guests from Lexington Montessori Middle School along with their teacher, G.M. Hakim, arrived in the morning for this MMUN rehearsal. They discussed ideas, presented their positions, gathered support and wrote resolutions. The students teamed up representing committees from thirteen countries as they sought to resolve their given topic: the situation in the Ukraine. Please visit our website for photos of this mock MMUN. Last week’s activities have brought our students closer to being prepared for their MMUN experience next weekend. Participating in MMUN is part of the two-year curriculum cycle in the Middle School.