This semester I am taking an American Government class taught by Dr. Vinson. She assigned us a representative in Congress to write a paper on and to become familiar with through the semester. We had to learn about the district they represent, the role they play in Congress and their positions on major legislation and issues.
This past Friday the two sections of her class acted as the two different committees in Congress and passed a bill. Then this Monday night her two classes got all dressed up and together we ran a simulation of Congress. We debated amendments on the bill, debated the bill itself and voted on them.
This simulation taught me so much about Congress and more about our government in a way that no textbook ever could and I would highly recommend it!