North Carolina Legislature goes "green" this summer

0 Comment(s) | Posted Dec 11, 2017 by Antoinette Ellison  |  

The benefit of being an educator is that you are always learning…or relearning.  This summer, I have been working on lesson plans for the upcoming school year.  The objective of one particular lesson is for students to understand how a bill becomes a law.  After several attempts at using graphic organizers to explain the flow, I became frustrated and thought about how I learned that concept as a student.  Then it hit me, “Schoolhouse Rocks!”  I still remember the song “I’m just a bill, I am only a bill and I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill.”  I searched on Youtube and there it was; the episode I saw many times as a child.  Soon my students will learn the legislative process the same way that I did. 

Speaking of the legislative process, while educators are continuing to enjoy their summer break and making plans for the upcoming school year, North Carolina legislators ended their summer break and went back to work.  The good news is that they are thinking "green."  They started the session by addressing the budget and will soon begin considering a different kind of “green”; the "2010 Sustainable Energy Legislative Agenda."  The agenda is dedicated to creating green energy jobs and economic opportunities in communities across North Carolina. Stay tuned for more information.  Until then, stay cool and enjoy your summer. 

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