D.C. is History Fair focus at St. Christopher School
May 24, 2012 2:06PM
Pictured are social studies teacher Greg Laurinaitis and (seated, from left) seventh-grade Supreme Court “justices” Mia DeGuido, Elias Snyder, Lance Stewart and Niko Banda. | Supplied Photo
Updated: July 1, 2012 11:41AM
St. Christopher School in Midlothian recently had its History Fair, the focus of which was Washington, D.C.
Each class studied a different aspect of American history and institutions.
The primary grades covered the Smithsonian Institution and highlighted various exhibits from the Portrait Museum, the Air and Space Museum and the American Indian Museum.
Middle school students created exhibits about D.C. landmarks, important presidents and facts about the White House. Junior high students discussed issues deemed important to Americans.
Seventh-graders performed a mock Supreme Court hearing in which the Supreme Court justices engaged in a debate with plaintiffs and Justice Department lawyers about the constitutionality of the Health Care Act.
Eighth-graders were members of the U.S. House and Senate and debated the anti-racial profiling bill currently under consideration in the Senate.
“I am proud of our students for the enthusiasm and creativity with which they studied and learned about the people, events and institutions of the nation’s capital,” said principal Michael Johnson. “Their projects, speeches and exhibits truly made our nation’s history come alive.”
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