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California 3Rs Leadership
Congressional Hearing Activity Requirement
An abbreviated We the People Hearing on 4 or 5 lessons from the grade appropriate student text you received as part of the summer institute is a requirement of the One Nation Many Faiths Project. Teachers who have attended the institute in the past have overwhelming indicated that this activity was one of the high points of their school year.
Here are the steps:
2. Review one of the following video segments to get an idea of what a Simulated Congressional Hearing should look like.
High School Simulated Congressional Hearing
Middle School Simulated Congressional Hearing
Elementary Simulated Congressional Hearing
3. Complete the steps in the Guidelines for Conducting a Simulated Congressional Hearing that may be found in your institute binder or by clicking on the link below:
4. Distribute the question sheets for the appropriate grade level to your class. These questions are attached below and are also in your institute binder.
The Score Sheet attached below will assist teachers in evaluating student responses:
5. At the close of the hearing, collect the note cards of the students, pictures and other artifacts of your event. Ask students to complete a Reflection Sheet about the hearing process. One is included here , but you may use any format that suits your needs as a teacher.
6. Submit the following:
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Submit these by April 1 to receive your end-of -project stipend before the end of the school year. The final date to submit is May 1.