Senate Immersion Module
We are unable to offer the SIM program for the 2021 fall term, but we recommend our new Extended Today’s Vote Program for your middle school and high school students. Visit the Facilitated School Programs page for more information about our in-person and virtual school programs.
The SIM is a 2.5-hour program for students in 8th through 12th grades that is available during the academic year and by special arrangement during the summer holidays. Groups of 32 to 100 students can participate in the SIM. Massachusetts school groups are free for students and teachers. To schedule a SIM program, please complete our School Visit Request Form. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay up to date with the Kennedy Institute’s educational programs, sign up for our educator mailing list.
The award-winning Senate Immersion Module (SIM) is a program for middle and high school students that uses negotiation and debate skills to learn about the legislative process. Using high-touch technology on tablets provided by the Institute, groups of students work together to create a bill on a historic issue or current policies affecting the country.
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