Students will learn about political structures within the United States and internationally. Each class/grade level will create a mock political structure that is consistent with what is being taught in social studies. Example: Fourth grade students will create a California political structure. Students will elect a governor and other statewide officials. Other students will represent Senators and Assembly Members. They will learn how all the state officials fit into the California Judicial Branch. In the fifth grade students will expand their political knowledge to the US Government.
Students will keep abreast of the political figures that represent them both locally and nationally. They will learn of some of the current political figures that represent other countries as well. Awareness of the current political affairs that impact student’s lives daily will provide them with the knowledge and motivation to exercise their rights when they turn eighteen.