We The People, a student government group that competes with other schools to analyze different aspects of history. Senior Bella Spearman shared why Government is her favorite class this year.
“I think it’s partially because Mr. Dickman loves the AP Gov. class since Findlay is the resigning state We The People champions,” Spearman said.
She enjoys that it isn’t a typical class. WTP is split up into six units that each specialize in a different part of the government.
“I am in unit six, which examines modern day democracy.”
Other units focus on specialties such as war powers, the constitutional convention, and early ideas of the government. The class also includes chapter/vocab tests, and all but those are to supplement their studies for WTP.
“I wouldn’t say the workload for the class is bad,” Spearman said. “But the commitment is definitely large.”
Every unit is responsible for answering three questions at state, and hopefully three more at nationals.
“Your unit becomes experts on these three specific questions, and you work with not only Mr. Dickman, but Mr. Bell and various attorneys to perfect your answers.”
Even though government is a lot of work, Spearman feels it’s worth it.
“Despite all the effort that must be put into the class during the dreaded time of ‘senioritis’, the class really comes together and supports one another, as a team should.”
Spearman continued to praise the class.
“I would definitely recommend taking AP Government because it is vital as a senior to understand the impact you will be able to make very soon in local and national elections.”
We The People is available to take senior year. It provides great insight on the government while being actively involved with challenging and deciphering the ideas of our ruling body.