Seniors in Mrs. Sasso's US Government class went on a meaningful field trip to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The students explored the hands-on multimedia exhibits to reinforce what they learned in their US Government course about the shaping of America's constitution. As part of the trip, the girls will each share a bill they wrote and meet in pre-assigned political parties to debate which bill should be passed into laws.
For the second part of the senior government day, back at SHA, the students were randomly separated into political parties and had to come to a bipartisan consensus on moving seven bills forward to a vote. The legislation included mental health reform, educational reform, gun control reform, environmental bill, ethical consumerism, and food stamps. The laws have to be a result of a bipartisan effort. Students will work in small groups for the remainder of the week to pass at least one bill by Monday.