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January 11 - March 11, 2021

Model Congress Gr. 9 (4:30- 5:30 PM)

BASIS Independent Manhattan • 795 Columbus Ave, New YorkNY  10025 Organized by BASIS Independent Manhattan
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This civics course simulates the legislative process. Students will learn about the electoral process, lobby for issues they are passionate about, draft and deliver bills, amend legislation, debate international policy and learn how to effectively represent a constituent body of their choosing. We utilize materials from The Constitutional Rights Foundation, ICivics (founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor) and the National Model U.S. Congress. These resources have been proven to improve students’ civic knowledge, presentation and core literacy skills. New research has also shown that the use of the aforementioned materials has also led to increased participation in the democratic process. Our objective in this course is to educate the next generation, nurture and inculcate a passion for civics and history and encourage young people to advocate for themselves. IN THIS COURSE, STUDENTS WILL FOCUS ON: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE RIGHTS OF EVERY CITIZEN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS THE ELECTORAL PROCESS INTERNATIONAL POLICY DRAFTING, PRESENTING AND DEBATING LEGISLATION ON THE HOUSE FLOOR

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January 11 - March 11, 2021

Monday

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BASIS Independent Manhattan

795 Columbus Ave, New YorkNY  10025

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