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Fifth graders hold mock congressional hearing

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 21st, 2016

DEL NORTE— On Tuesday, Dec. 20 a group of Del Norte fifth graders showed off their knowledge of the United State’s government. A mock congressional hearing was held at the high school auditorium and the young students presented speeches based on a standard question and then answered follow-up questions from a panel of three local judges.

Fifth grade social studies teacher Maurice Butler organized the program throughout the fall semester. Butler said her students had worked hard and had been studying “We the People.” The “We the People: Congressional Mock Hearing” curriculum is a program held in many school districts nationwide. The noncompetitive activity is a simulated congressional hearing in which students testify before a panel of judges including attorneys and civil leaders and educators.

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