United Nations School of International Learning (UNSIL) World Fair
MPS’s United Nations School of International Learning program engages 4th-8th grade students in some of our most diverse schools in learning about countries and cultures from around the world, and engages them in research, debate, and problem-solving about global issues.
Each year they present their work and celebrate their own cultures at the UNSIL World Fair. The World Fair allows students from each UNSIL school to present their research projects. The event will culminate with performances from multicultural student groups during the event, including ethnic dancers and an international fashion show (see attachment).
The UNSIL curriculum is currently being implemented at thirteen Milwaukee Public Schools: Parkview School, Zablocki School, Humboldt Park School, Bethune Academy, Story School, Garland School, Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language, Victory-Italian Immersion School, Burbank School, Gilbert Stuart School, Marvin E. Pratt School, U.S. Grant School, and Academy of Accelerated Learning.
Through this experience, students will master critical academic skills such as research, writing, and presenting with a focus on world affairs and current events. Students will gain skills in debate, negotiation, and conflict resolution, and they will develop empathy and acceptance.