The GCDC Community provides educators, parents, and Model UN club leaders with a variety of global education materials and opportunities to help teach international issues, run Model UN simulations, and develop tomorrow’s global leaders. By joining the GCDC Community, you will gain access to GCDC’s original global education curriculum and Model UN mini-simulations, as well as invitations to Model UN conference opportunities, workshops, professional development sessions, and more!

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GCDC Community Benefits

Original Global Education Curriculum

GCDC’s uniquely designed global education curriculum introduces students to the United Nations, international issues, and country perspectives through Model UN. Model UN allows them to practice key skills, including writing, researching, public speaking, negotiation, and advocacy while debating, representing countries in the UN, and having fun!

There are ten units with three lessons each. Each unit includes activities that introduce students to a topic based on the Sustainable Development Goals, hones a critical skill, and finishes with a discussion on the topic through a mini Model UN simulation. Units can be covered in order, be adapted based on country and state curriculum requirements, and be used to be a cross-curricular activity. However, GCDC staff recommend that the foundational Units 1-3, be completed first before moving onto the 7 topical units. 

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Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a sample Educator’s Guide, Student Workbook, and mini Model UN simulation.

GCDC’s Year-Round curriculum includes:
  • An Educator’s Guide, Student Workbook, and PowerPoint Presentations for each unit.
  • Mini model UN simulations for each unit.
  • Extra optional activities for each unit covering different international issues and the United Nations.

Exclusive Programming

  • Invitations to workshops, training conferences, receptions, and professional development throughout the year.
  • Invitations to monthly virtual Model UN committee sessions with GCDC partners, including UN agencies and local organizations.
  • Classroom visits and virtual presentations from Professionals and Academics in the international affairs field.
  • Priority registration for the Spring Model UN Conference. Conference fees are not included in GCDC Community fees. 

Winter Model UN Training Conference

The Winter 2024 Model UN Training Conference will take place in January 2024. 

The annual Winter Model UN Training Conference is a conference for schools new and familiar with Model United Nations. The conference is designed to teach newcomers and provide a refresher for returning delegates about Model UN policies and procedures.

Registration & Fees for the Year-Round Program for 2023-2024

One-time fee per group or school (not per person):
  • $135 Private/Out-of-Region Schools or Groups
  • $95 Public/Public Charter Schools in MD & VA
  • Free Public/Public Charter Schools in Washington, DC (Covered by donations and grants to Global Classroom DC)

Please contact the GCDC Program directly for financial support that may be available for Title 1 Schools at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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