Salem Lutheran School Announces Student Mock Congressional Hearing Event

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On Thursday, May 30 Salem Lutheran School students and community guests will present a simulated Congressional hearing to culminate Salem Lutheran students’ studying of the United States Constitution through the “We the People” civics program.

To culminate Salem Lutheran students’ studying of the US Constitution, Salem Lutheran School announces it will hold a simulated Congressional hearing on Thursday, May 30 at 9:00 am to demonstrate hands-on, practical understanding of civics principles.

Mr. Wassif’s fifth grade students are studying the Constitution and the foundation of the US democracy using a government-funded course of study “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program.” The mock Congressional hearing will feature guest panelists, Mr. Michael Antonovich, LA County Supervisor; Suzy Jacobs, Executive Director of the Crescent valley Drug and Alcohol Coalition; and Kim Allendar, retired teacher who will quiz students on ideas and principles foundational to the United States government.    

“The goal is to dig deeper than the textbooks and to really probe our students’ understanding and knowledge of the philosophical thinking that our founders utilized in establishing this democratic society,” said Principal of Salem Lutheran School Ghada Huleis.

The “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program” instructional program is designed to promote civic competence and responsibility in elementary, middle and high school students. Students study materials relating to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the principles and development of constitutional democracy in the United States.

For more information on the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program”, please visit http://new.civiced.org/wtp-the-program.

For details on the event at Salem Lutheran School, visit: http://www.salemlutheranglendaleschool.org or call (818) 243-8264.

About Salem Lutheran School:
Blue Ribbon-winning Salem Lutheran School in Glendale, California serves students from junior kindergarten through sixth grade, providing a rigorous academic experience while emphasizing Jesus Christ as the foundation of their lives.

Salem Lutheran School was established by Salem Lutheran Church in 1948 as a ministry of the congregation to the community. Today, as an active member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association, we serve not only our congregation but also the greater Glendale community with our rigorous academics and fine Christian education. Our program includes computer science, art, music, choir, chapel, physical education and Spanish language instruction.

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