Within You're the Cure, we realize many families are adjusting to a new normal, so it is my pleasure to provide a way to make some of what we are hearing in the news a little easier to understand for the whole family.
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We want to help as much as we can, so that's why we are offering the "We the People" educational miniseries especially for our middle - and high school - aged youth, along with their families. Terms like “President,” “Governor,” even “Congress” and “Senate” are being used frequently on the news, and we want to make sure people know who, what and how these groups impact our legislative process. Our follow-up review will allow for some time for the family to get together, and discuss the content afterward!
Episode one of this new miniseries held LOTS of information, and we are happy to have been joined by many great advocates. We learned about civics, which is defined as the study of the rights and duties of citizenship, and understanding civics helps us understand why it is important to participate in our democracy, why it is important to vote, and why it is important to make your voice heard through advocacy – like being an active member of You’re the Cure.
We learned about government, which describes the means by which a society organizes itself and allocates authority in order to accomplish collective goals and provide benefits that the society as a whole needs. In the US, our government was organized and determined by the US Constitution - and before the US Constitution, the original version of the document that created how our country was organized was the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation was a plan of government based upon the principles fought for in the American Revolutionary War.
The country had been divided into 13 colonies, and eventually when the Articles were determined not to have been strong enough, the Constitution was written. We also reviewed what the Constitution is: a set of standards or principles by which an organization, such as a government, is to be governed. The Constitution of the United States specifically describes the powers held by the federal government, reserves powers to the individual states, and sets forth personal, individual rights held by each citizen.
This is just the first of what I hope will be a fun and educational time for us every two weeks when we chat about the government's structure, what advocacy is, and how we can work together to influence change in our communities.
Want to take a minute, and connect the dots on what you've read here today? Take a few moments and join me here to review!
Make sure to join me next time - we'll gather again on Monday, April 20th at 10am EST/9am CST, and you can save your family's spot here!
Have questions? Email me!
Thank you again for your time today - I can't wait to chat with you and your family soon.
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