Homeschooling Thru High School

Teaching High School at Home Symposium
Friday, April 9, 2010

iAdvocate: Mock Legislative Session

This teen track features interactive activities that simulate what a legislator encounters when he or she tries to draft and advocate legislation. Participants will have to choose between competing priorities such as personal legislative goals, the goals of his or her party, and the professional agreements he or she has made with other participants. Participants will start by drafting legislation in a small committee, and will progress to an official legislative session where they will have the chance to debate and vote on their legislation.

To round out the program, Generation Joshua staff will provide lectures focusing on Christian worldview and civic involvement and how it relates to law and public policy.

iAdvocate provides a safe atmosphere for students to learn how to respond to political pressures and gain a better understanding of how leaders make tough decisions. Ultimately, the goal of the track is to train students to be an unfailing testimony as an advocate for Christian principles as they serve their country.

Generation Joshua

Schedule for the day

8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Opening, introduction
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Drafting legislation in caucuses
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Introduction of bills and introduction to parliamentary procedure
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pizza lunch/party meeting and social
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Break
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Legislative session
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Awards and closing