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8th Graders Learn 3 Branches of Government
8th Graders Learn 3 Branches of Government
Misty Sampson

AMS 8th graders are learning about the Constitution in their social studies classes. To help students understand the roles within and purpose of each branch of government, Mr. McGeehen organized an event for our students that allowed community members and represetatives from each branch to share their knowledge and experience with the 8th grade. Mr. Art Garnes, President of the City Council, elaborated on his role and explained how the City Council represents the executive and legislative branches of government. Judge Andrew Zumbar shared some of his experiences as a representative of the judicial branch and also helped students understand how the branches relate to each other as well as how each branch is part of a system of checks and balances ensuring that no branch has more power than another. This was an invaluable experience as students were able to relate what they were learning directly to how our community is run.