From: Zeto, Alayne C.
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Subject: FW: SENIOR HIGH PRINCIPALS/APs: We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution Competition
 


From: M-DCPS Weekly Briefings [mailto:no-reply@dadeschools.net]
Sent: Tue 10/7/2008 10:46 AM
To: Zeto, Alayne C.
Subject: SENIOR HIGH PRINCIPALS/APs: We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution Competition

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SENIOR HIGH PRINCIPALS/APs: We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution Competition
Category: For Your Information

   
Audience:  Principals/APs (Senior High)
   
Due Date: Oct 24, 2008
Meeting Date: Dec 05, 2008
Master Calendar: View Master Calendar
   
Attachment(s): WTPapplicationform2008.doc


Curriculum and Instruction, Social Sciences, is sponsoring the 21st annual " We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution" district competition on Friday, December 5, 2008 for select senior high school students.


  • "We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution" competition provides senior high school students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights by taking part in a simulated congressional hearing.
  • Winning senior high schools from each Congressional District will travel to Orlando in January to compete in the state competition. The state winner will represent Florida at the National Finals in Washington, D.C. in late April, 2009.
  • Teachers must have implemented all six units of the "We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution" workbooks in order to participate in the competition.
  • Rooms in which to hold the competition in the Metro-Dade Government Center are very difficult to obtain. In order to have adequate time to make room arrangements, it is requested that schools complete the attached participation form and return it to: Ms. Maria Elena Sardiņas via Fax at 305 995-1492.  All responses must be received on or before Friday, October 24, 2008.
  • A full day of substitute coverage will be provided for one teacher/sponsor from each participating school on the day of competition.
  • Please note that state-level hearing questions and the rules for high school competition are not yet available. They will be mailed to the participants as soon as they are available.


Contact: Ms. Maria Elena Sardinas ( 305 995-2498 )
Department: Curriculum & Instruction, Social Sciences