Grade 7 Visits the Capitol

As a wrap-up to their unit on Civics and the Election, the 7th Grade recently visited the Capitol in Washington, D.C. for a tour and a private meeting with Senator Ben Cardin. The Senator, addressing the entire class, discussed the issue of separation of church and state in relation to how he views his role as a Jewish legislator. He solicited both comments and questions from the students regarding their views on the subject. 

The students enthusiastically welcomed the entire experience, for it brought to reality all that they had been learning about our federal system. Seeing the imposing Capitol, as well as the Senator and his staff, lent a gravitas to the job of serving our country through representative government.