GALLIA COUNTY — Grade school students in Gallia County Local Elementary Schools got a lesson on the Constitution Thursday for Constitution Day.
Students from River Valley High School’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class have spent the year so far reading the entire Constitution and learning about its core concepts. 50 students from River Valley went out to Addaville, Vinton, and Southwestern Elementary schools.
“It helps our students learn better because they have to have a strong understanding of the concept to teach it to a kindergartner,” said Brea McCLung, AP government teacher.
The River Valley students taught kids about amendments to the constitution, different branches of the government, critical people in the founding of our country, and other concepts in federal government.
“I have students now that remember when we first came and did this for Constitution Day,” said McClung. “The goal is to create a community of people that know the Constitution.”
This is the seventh year in a row for students teaching the Constitution to grade schools.
Some of the students personified government offices and officials. One student portrayed current President Donald Trump and explained the role of the president in the executive office. Several students also portrayed congressman. There were 50 students who went out to Addaville, Vinton, and Southwestern Elementary schools.
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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