Hearing Process

The simulated congressional hearing is an excellent authentic assessment tool and can be used by We the People teachers at any level.

Process of simulated hearing

(The following process is the same for each group.)

  1. Students present their prepared testimony for four minutes (three minutes for level I)
  2. Panelists (judges) have a maximum of six minutes to ask the students follow-up questions
  3. Panelists (judges) provide feedback to the students

See Typical Hearing Questions