Throughout the school year, students learn about the philosophy behind the Constitution, the debates at the Philadelphia Convention, and the structure and rights outlined in the Constitution. Students work as teams to present their knowledge and answer questions from community leaders related to the material they have been studying throughout the year.
At this event, students learn about the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States, and demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of what they have learned in a simulated congressional hearing with community leaders by breaking out into teams. Teams are judged by CVUSD officials and community stakeholders. This annual event gives CVUSD fifth grade students the opportunity to practice their public speaking and civic engagement skills.
Thank you to all the judges, facilitators and volunteers who give their time generously to this event.