While there, Senator Albers visited with Georgia Studies classes to discuss his role in the State Legislature and the significant impact that government has on our daily lives.
“These students are our next generation of voters; therefore it is vitally important to help students gain a firsthand understanding of how government works, and the many ways they can get involved,” said Senator Albers. “By examining an actual piece of legislation, students were able to bring the lawmaking process into their classrooms and further explore the close relationship between government and the communities it serves.”
As part of the Georgia Studies curriculum, all 8th grade students are required to study Georgia history, including the 3 branches of government and how a bill travels through the legislature. To help students better understand these topics, Senator Albers discussed a current senate bill and the step by step process by which it becomes a law.
“What an experience for our students to be able to see our government in action,” said Georgia Studies teacher, Jennifer Foil. “Senator Albers did an amazing job of relating how the state government affects our everyday lives and how we can easily be a part of it.”
For Immediate Release:
December 15, 2011
For Information Contact:
Natalie Dale, Director
Shawna Mercer, Senior Communications Specialist