Va. senator's bill exercise sparks 7th-graders' interest in government

12/26/2013 | Loudoun Times-Mirror (Leesburg, Va.)

Seventh-grade civics students at W.C. Taylor Middle School in Warrenton, Va., recently chatted with Virginia state Sen. Jill Vogel about how the state's legislature works and her role in it. Vogel also led an exercise in which the students learned how a bill becomes a law. The students divided into two groups -- the House and the Senate -- to propose and then vote on a fictional bill that would allow 13-year-olds to get a driver's license.

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