Hold a Town Meeting
Students examine the process of holding a town meeting. They discuss how a town meeting works, develop a class list of proposals, discuss the rules, and participate in a town/class meeting vote.
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Hear ye! Hear ye! The Town Meeting is Called to Order
Young scholars gain experience in discussing and debating matters of importance to their classroom by holding town meetings. They discuss will the reasons for parliamentary procedure and bring issues that matter to them and their...
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