Fall quarter is the time of year our second year students take the Citizenship course in the OLS program, and what better time to learn about Citizenship than the time leading up to and following elections.
This quarter students were asked to review Ballot Initiative 976 on the state election website and spent time familiarizing themselves with how to find information on the website about the upcoming election.
Students were then put into two groups, one in support of the initiative and one group against, and had an in-class discussion arguing both sides of the initiative. In addition to helping students further develop their critical thinking, the activity helped students learn how to research issues in their local elections that have a direct impact on them, their families, and their communities.
Citizenship course students will also be attending the upcoming King County Legislative Forum for Developmental Disabilities on Nov 25, giving them an opportunity to meet their legislatures and make a positive impact in the disability community.
Citizenship is one of the many courses OLS Students can take to obtain their associate degree from OLS. More information about our curriculum is available on our website. To learn more about our program register for an Information Session.
Last Updated November 25, 2019