How Government Works
Teacher: Lori Rivas
Mat Fees: $30
From local to county to state to national, learn how our government works. Using lectures, games, activities, role-playing, videos and student activism, students will be introduced to their representatives, learn how officials are elected or appointed, what lies in the purview of each strata of government, how legislation is built and passed, checks and balances, how citizens can effect change, and more. Each month, the class will also host a speaker who works in local government.
Homework: varied, but not extensive