We The People (5th Grade)
As part of our social studies curriculum, a number of our fifth-grade students participate in the We the People program. Part of the program is the Simulated Congressional Hearing Showcase. Throughout the year’s lessons, mock hearings, guided debates, and discussions, the students learn about our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the rights of citizens. We team with the SHS government class that also participates in the We the People program and prepare statements to present to a panel of judges. This project involves two social studies classes, as well as assisting with two other classes. Each class typically ranges from 25-28 students. 100+ students are impacted at Creekside Elementary and SHS.