In an ever-evolving global society, understanding the political influences and procedures that affect relations between nations is becoming increasingly important. The curriculum of Northwest High Magnet School’s international diplomacy strand is designed to introduce students to the complexities of diplomacy and hone important skills that will be invaluable later in life, such as debate, public speaking, conflict resolution, and technical writing. 

Northwest High Magnet School is the only school in the Midwest with a room custom-built for Model UN classes. This room enhances students' performance by providing a realistic environment for our simulations, which focus on finding solutions for relevant, real-world issues.

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Course Descriptions

In this magnet introductory course, freshmen will explore the areas of law, government, and international diplomacy. This course is a survey-style course where students gain introductory knowledge of the magnet themes.

This is a one semester course that focuses on acquainting students with the communication process. The course works on developing and improving students’ public speaking skills and oral interpretations skills through instruction that focuses on the fundamentals of speech. Students will be required to perform various speaking activities during the class.

This one semester course focuses on the fundamentals of debate. Students will research on debate topics; will learn about Lincoln/Douglas debating, Public Forum debating and Congressional debating forms.

This course is designed to furnish an orientation to the activities of the United Nations, as well as providing an understanding of the modalities of international diplomacy. This course will include an introduction to political science, current events, pressing international issues, and some of the protocol and procedures of diplomacy, culminating in intensive simulation of the United Nations in which students will face real-world situations and issues.

This course is designed to provide a more in-depth look into the activities of the United Nations. This course will include current events, pressing international issues, public speaking and debate skills, and some of the protocol and procedures of diplomatic meetings. All of this will assist students in preparing for their role as distinguished delegates at the Model United Nations Conference in New York.

This course offers a comparative look at the making and implementation of policy in the international arena. It explores how geography, culture, and forms of government affect the interaction of nations, how diplomacy is used to resolve disputes, key concepts and theories concerning crisis management and conflict resolution. The course seeks to apply those concepts via case studies and simulations concerning real-life issues.

The purpose of the Advanced Placement Human Geography course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

The purpose of the Advanced Placement World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, and the interactions of different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. This course prepares students for the AP World History exam.

The Advanced Placement course in Comparative Government and Politics introduces students to fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the processes and outcomes of politics in a variety of country settings. The course aims to illustrate the rich diversity of political life, to show available institutional alternatives, to explain differences in processes and policy outcomes, and to communicate to students the importance of global political and economic changes.  In addition to covering the major concepts that are used to organize and interpret what we know about political phenomena and relationships, the course will cover specific countries and their governments. Six countries form the core of the AP Comparative Government and Politics course: China, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia. By using these six countries, the course can move the discussion of concepts from abstract definition to concrete example.

The mission of Omaha Northwest High School, a community of learners, is to provide educational opportunities which enable ALL students to achieve and lead in academic success.

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Career Options

Business Administration
Federal Law Enforcement
Financial Consultant
Foreign Service
Government Agencies
International Corporations
International Politics
Interpol Agent
Peace Corps
Public Administration
Security Engineer

Course Sequence

Grade 9
Intro to Law, Government,
     & International Diplomacy
World Language

Grade 10
Political Science/Model UN
World Language
Speech & Debate

Grade 11
Model United Nations
World Language
AP World History

Grade 12
Model United Nations
International Diplomacy
International Law 
World Language
AP Comparative 
    Government & Politics

Associated School Activites

Boys & Girls State
Debate Team
French Club
International Club
National Honor Society
National French Honor 
National German Honor 
National Spanish Honor 
Student Council

Classroom Model UN Simulations

Model UN Conference at UNO

Global Classrooms Conference in New York City