LegiSchool Town Hall Meetings

California's Budget
October 18, 2017

How much do you know about California’s budget? What do all the terms mean and how does it all even work? At this interactive and engaging Town Hall presented by Next 10, students will get a chance to create and vote on their own version of the California budget. The budget system will be broken down step by step and the students will be the ones that control where the money goes. Students will be able to ask questions, make comments and participate in every step of the process.

Restorative Practices and California Youth
December 6, 2017

Over the years, many school districts in California have started to implement the ideas and concepts found in restorative practices. With this model, communication and accountability is key to solving problems that arise in classrooms. Teachers and administrators focus on community building as well as connecting with peers and teachers to build stronger relationships. These new methods serve as a way to administer justice in the classroom, for both the person causing harm and the person receiving it. Are these methods effective when implemented in a classroom? If your class is using some of these practices now, have they been helpful? If you were in charge, how would you like to change the disciplinary rules in your school? Put your think­ing caps on and get ready to share your thoughts and ideas!

Social Media: Friend or Foe?
February 7, 2018

There’s a big chance that you’re reading this on a smart­phone. Smartphones are all around us and are owned by children and adults of all ages. Students in high school are on their phones constantly updating, livestreaming and chatting with their friends on social media. Social media can be a great tool for advertising, socializing and sharing information. But what happens when it backfires? How safe are your pictures, videos, passwords, and other informa­tion? How can you control another person’s bullying when they can access you through multiple social media arenas? Although social media and the internet have great qualities, they can also lead you to a convoluted and twisty path. How do you think that bullying should be handled in social me­dia? How do you feel about social media and the direction it is going? Do you like the idea of constantly being tracked by different apps, or does it make you feel uneasy?


Past Curriculum Guides

Want to bring current events into your classroom? Use curriculum guides from our recent Town Hall Meetings to prompt your students to think critically about timely, relevant topics.

 

 

Video Curriculum Library

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