Integrating Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) into the Humanities Curriculum
The Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) provides a unique opportunity for guides and students to engage in meaningful work around the authentic exploration of global issues. By incorporating the MMUN program into the Humanities curriculum, students gain applicable experience with research, writing, problem-solving, diplomacy, and public-speaking. In this session, we will explore the MMUN program and review effective strategies for integrating into the learning environment.
Britton Gendell has devoted her professional career to education. She began working as an assistant in an early childhood special education classroom, and later she worked in local government to inform small businesses about sustainable business practices. Her desire to work with youth drew her back to the classroom. She earned a Virginia teaching license in 2012, and she began instructing at Mountaintop Montessori in Charlottesville, VA that same year. Inspired by the Montessori pedagogy, in 2013, she earned an AMI/NAMTA Adolescent Certificate. She has served as a guide in the adolescent program at Mountaintop Montessori for the past six years. In 2015, she attended the MMUN Teacher Workshop, and she has created a Humanities curriculum to support students as they gain the skills they need to be global citizens.