The Model Senate Program is designed for high school students in Southeastern Massachusetts. The sixth annual event will be held at Bridgewater State University on Friday, March 25, 2011.
As part of a service learning component of a course on the U.S. Senate offered by the Department of Political Science, high school students are educated about Senate procedure, power, and policy making by BSU undergraduates (with substantial faculty oversight). High school students are expected to select a senator from the U.S. Senate who they would like to role-play. In addition, they will research that senator's policy preferences, voting behavior, and constituency/state characteristics. During the one day event on the BSU campus, high school students will role play as their senators by participating in floor debates, committee hearings, and party caucuses. A keynote address will be delivered at the awards banquet by a member of either the Massachusetts State Legislature or the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation.
For more information, please click on the link below for the 2010 Model Senate Brochure.
Getting to the Model Senate (Directions and Parking)
Last Modified: March 10, 2011