Eighth grade students participated in a class simulation to learn how the three branches of government work together in our government to pass bills into law. Each student assumed a different role, including the President, Vice President, Speaker of the House, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, House Members, Senate members, and the press.
Each student also researched and wrote a bill to present to Congress. The students researched relevant topics that they believe would improve the country. Each bill was presented in Congress by each student, sent to committee for review, voted on in Congress, signed into law by the President, and finally reviewed for constitutionality by the Supreme Court. The students had complete control of this assignment and did a great job simulating the three branches of government!