Many countries around the world conduct civil discussions in their legistlative bodies using Parliamentary Procedure. This also is true about business, social, and religious organizations. Students who understand the basics of parliamentary procedure often find themselves moving up into leadership positions in the schools, churches, and social groups. As important as it is to be [...]
Learning to listen critically and to respond responsibly to controversial issues are skills especially useful in a democratic socieity. Student Congress provides a venue for students to practice both these skills. This handout with Student Congress Bill Instructions is one you can adopt or adapt for use with your students.
Learning to speak with competence and confidence not only meets COMMON CORE ELA standards, but also prepares students for success along most career paths. One way to start students on the path to reaching this goal is inviting them to write, practice and present a speech that uses sensory images to recreate an experience they’ve [...]