Representative Democracy in America

Event Description


Representative Democracy in America


Advanced Middle/High School Academy


March 04, 2010


08:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Training Fee


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Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Elizabeth Hyatt

Tammy Waller


Overview: This training is designed to spark and invigorate a passion for the importance of active and informed citizenship. Through a variety of interactive teaching methods, participants will be able to help students understand the essential elements of representative democracy. This program introduces the students to their representatives, institutions and processes that serve to achieve the goal of a democratic society – of the people, for the people and by the people. Students who participate in this program gain a valuable understanding of the fundamental elements of the American political system and are, in turn, well prepared to be valuable and educated members of American civil society.
 * Participants who complete this training will receive a $50 stipend in addition to the free Representative Democracy in America materials*
Training Objectives: As a result of this training, participants will be able to…
  • Use interactive methods to teach students what Representative Democracy is, the history of our government and the role of a citizen in their government
  • Engage students in learning about their local government leaders
  • Explore interactive websites to use in the classroom
 Campus Issues Addressed:
  • Lack of understanding of rights and responsibilities
  • Lack of civic participation
  • Low academic achievement
  • Lack of knowledge of local, state and federal representatives