Legislation and Policy Making

Citizen Advocacy

Legislation and Policy Making
Trustee: Amy Wong Mok
Grade Level: 11-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will learn about the importance of expert testimony in the legislative process and recommend an amendment to the No Child Left Behind Act.

State and National Legislatures

Civic Responsibility, Legislation and Policy Making, Structure and Roles of Government

Trustee: Amy Wong Mok
Grade Level: 11-12
Time: 45 minutes

Description: Students will compare and contrast the state and national processes for how a bill becomes a law; and understand how citizens can become engaged in the legislative process.

Everything is Political

Legislation and Policy Making
Trustees: Dan Gattis and Patrick Rose
Grade Level: 10-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will craft a piece of legislation.

Where Do You Draw the Line?

Legislation and Policy Making, Structure and Roles of Government
Trustee: Bill Ratliff
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will debate the pros and cons of different methods of congressional redistricting.

Interest Group Debate

Civic Responsibility, Legislation and Policy Making
Trustee: Barbara Brown
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Teach students about influence of interest groups in the decision making process.