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Grassroots 'Civics,' the first-grade version

Michael Anderson Elementary students engage in a different kind of voting lesson at board meeting


Last updated 3/5/2020 at 10:03am

MEDICAL LAKE — Finding a way to engage First Graders in a subject many American adults have little clue about — Civics — took on a novel approach recently at Michael Anderson Elementary school at Fairchild Air Force Base.

Under the direction of teacher Erin Clark, students participated first in the selection of a topic on which to vote. Then they took on the referendum amongst the classes to decide on what would be the winner: socks or PB&J. This was all presented to the Medical Lake School Board at its Feb. 25 meeting.

However, a little context is required.

MAE classes first picked t...

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