Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Very informative when it comes to how our Government works. Learned a lot.
Everything from the founding of the country, the Republicans ending slavery, the civil rights movement and how it impacted laws and changes to the constitution. We also learned about everyone's role in the three branches of Government, from the supreme court justices all the way up to the role of the President. We had 2 big projects, one was to create an entire city profile on an assigned city. The profile covered geographic location, demographics, local politics, school districts, economy, poverty rates, controversial issues the local government faced, etc. The second project was contacting and interviewing an elected official. For mine I managed to get a hold of my district's school board representative. You have ten questions you have to ask and one that you make up. That was actually a very delightful experience. Above all, we learned to get involved, because it is we, the people, who have the voice to make changes for the better.
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Advice for students:
Keep any biases you may have towards a particular political party out of the classroom. Unless your particular class actually has you set up a light debate.