As a final Civics assignment, and an example of a collaboration with Science, students engaged in a model UN roleplay where they each became delegates on the UN Environmental Assembly, a UN committee meeting to discuss global issues related to the environment. Each student researched the topic of pharmaceutical pollution, its impact on ecosystems and the resulting contribution to climate change. They then explored the issue from the perspective of their chosen country, researching details about the pharmaceutical industry in their country, their country’s position on the issue, and their country’s current actions and policies. Finally, students researched possible solutions and participated in formal and informal committee debate to come to a resolution.
This was just a warm up for some students who are heading to CAPMUN, the local Capital Region Model United Nations conference, at the end of the month.
Source:: PSSP & OSSD