Grade 3 Students Hold Mock Election While Learning About Government

Jan 8, 2020 | Come to Play, IMAMUSTANG, Impact, Inquiry, Lower School News, PBL/IBL

Last semester, Grade 3 students participated in a PBL (Project Based Learning) unit around the branches of the Government. This PBL journey began with students exploring and demonstrating the characteristics of an engaged citizen leader.

Their next steps involved learning how a bill can become a law, and how the three branches of Government operate.

Each Grade 3 class worked within their classrooms to create a bill that would be presented to the Lower School as part of a Mock Election. Each bill incorporated giving back to the community, in the hopes that the winning bill could be integrated into 2020 Helping Hands Day next fall.

The three bills proposed included supporting the homeless, Veterans and sea turtles.

Grade levels took turns visiting Grade 3, where they registered to vote, learned about the branches of government and how a bill becomes a law from student presenters, heard an explanation of each bill presented, and then voted. Each participant even received an “I Voted” sticker!

At the conclusion of the project, the votes were tallied and the Lower School collectively voted for the proposal that supports homeless citizens in Sandy Springs. This bill was submitted originally by Ms. Toi Carter’s class.

Grade 3 is thankful for each individual who participated in their voting experience!