Welcome to the Students Questions Answered

 Welcome to the Students Questions Answered.

Students and teachers can submit questions on in the right-hand section labeled "Students Asking Questions."

The questions will be answered by one of the Legislators or the Legislative Director. There is no need to include an email address in your submission because we will put all the answers under this tab.

If you would like, you can include you initials and age following the question to help you find your answer more easily under this tab.

Here's and example:

How long is a regular legislative Session? M.P., 14


We are excited about hearing from you so please feel free to ask any questions you may have about the Legislative Process!

 

Mimi Penhale, Executive Director

 

 

College

 

College:

The Alabama Legislative Internship program, through the Alabama Law Institute, was established to include student interns in the state legislative experience by allowing them to observe and participate in the legislative process of state government. Students can gain college credit for this internship.

Please click on the following link to learn more about the program and how to apply.


Alabama Law Institute Internship Program- http://ali.state.al.us/capinterns.html

 

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Representative Mike Hill   Representative Kurt Wallace   Representative Mary Sue McClurkin

Representative Jim Carns   youtubeRepresentative April Weaver   youtube Representative Jim McClendon


Senator Cam WardSenator Cam Ward   Senator Slade Blackwell   Senator J. T. "JABO" WaggonerSenator J. T. "JABO" Waggoner

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Middle and High School

 

Middle and High School:

Students age 12-18 can get firsthand experience in the political process as a Page for the Alabama Legislature. Pages work a three day period during Session. During that time, students will have a chance to work for their member of the legislature.

For more information about the Page Program and how to become one, please see the following link.

Page Program link- Click Here

 

Senator Cam WardSenator Cam Ward   Senator Slade Blackwell   Senator J. T. "JABO" WaggonerSenator J. T. "JABO" Waggoner

Representative Mike Hill   Representative Kurt Wallace   Representative Mary Sue McClurkin

Representative Jim Carns   youtubeRepresentative April Weaver   youtube Representative Jim McClendon


Senator Cam WardSenator Cam Ward   Senator Slade Blackwell   Senator J. T. "JABO" WaggonerSenator J. T. "JABO" Waggoner

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Elementary and Intermediate

 

Elementary and Intermediate:

-    School’s Legislators List- Find out who are your schools legislators.
-    Instructions for Challenge Pamphlet
-    Challenge Pamphlet- questions and games for students specific to their school! Complete the packet, mail it in, and get a prize!

Helpful Links:

Looking for more educational information and games on Alabama's government or the federal government? Check out the following links.

http://www.sos.alabama.gov/kids/index.htm
http://www.congressforkids.net/
http://www.icivics.org/
http://kids.usa.gov/

Senator Cam WardSenator Cam Ward   Senator Slade Blackwell   Senator J. T. "JABO" WaggonerSenator J. T. "JABO" Waggoner

Representative Mike Hill   Representative Kurt Wallace   Representative Mary Sue McClurkin

Representative Jim Carns   youtubeRepresentative April Weaver   youtube Representative Jim McClendon

Senator Cam WardSenator Cam Ward   Senator Slade Blackwell   Senator J. T. "JABO" WaggonerSenator J. T. "JABO" Waggoner

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Teachers Statehouse Challenge Request

The Statehouse Challenge is a fun way for students to learn about the Alabama Legislature. The pamphlet includes both a Knowledge Challenge and a Word Search Challenge. This pamphlet can be done by students at anytime as homework, class work, or even on the bus ride to the capital. We know that printing and gathering all the needed pamphlets and answer sheets can be added work for teachers, so let us send you everything you need!

Simply fill out the Teachers Request for Statehouse Challenge Pamphlets link under the Education tab found at the ShelbyLegisltors.com website. Fill-in your name, school, school address, number of Pamphlets needed (number of students), date your class will visit the capital, and any other comments or questions you may have. Please try to get all requests in 7-10 days before you need the pamphlets.


What is included in the Packet:

-    Instructions for teachers
-    Number of Statehouse Challenge Pamphlets for each student
-     Answer sheet to Challenge Pamphlet- for teachers only
-     School legislators list- find out who represents you
-     Statehouse contact information for Shelby Legislators- feel free to contact your legislator at any time. You will find their emails at the bottom of the Education and Home pages on the ShelbyLegislators.com website.
-     Return envelope for students Pamphlets- For every student who completes the Challenge Pamphlets, a prize will be awarded to them.

Have students complete the Knowledge and Word Search Challenges in the pamphlet and mail it to the Shelby County Legislative Delegation Office for a prize.

Mail to: Shelby Legislative Delegation
Mimi Penhale
1134 County Services Drive
Pelham, AL 35124

Don’t have enough time to wait? - Statehouse Challenge Pamphlets and Instructions can be viewed on the Teachers section of the Education page at ShelbyLegisltors.com website. The pamphlet can be completed at any time and mailed in for a prize by either a teacher or a student. Teachers can email Mimi Penhale at the address below for an answer sheet.

If you are unsure of any of the answers or have any questions, please email Legislative Director Mimi Penhale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at 205-620-6610.

Challenge Instructions for Students

Statehouse Challenge


The Statehouse Challenge is a fun way for students to learn about the Alabama Legislature. The pamphlet
includes both a Knowledge Challenge and a Word Search Challenge. Students should complete both the Knowledge and Word Search Challenges in the pamphlet and mail it to the Shelby County Legislative Delegation Office for a prize.

For an online copy of the Statehouse Challenge Pamphlet Click Here.

Mail to: Shelby Legislative Delegation
Mimi Penhale
1134 County Services Drive
Pelham, AL 35124

 

If you are unsure of any of the answers, please email Legislative Director Mimi Penhale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at 205-620-6610.

Teachers

Teachers:

In the following links you will find a breakdown of each school in Shelby County and their corresponding legislators, a Challenge Pamphlet for students in Elementary and Intermediate school, helpful links, and much more.

-    School’s Legislators List- Find out who are your schools legislators.
-    Statehouse Challenge Pamphlet- questions and games for students specific to their school!
-    Instructions for Challenge Pamphlet
-    Teachers Request for Statehouse Challenge Pamphlets – Let us print and compile the Statehouse Challenge for you!

Includes: Instructions for teachers, # of Challenge Pamphlets for each student, answer sheet to Challenge Pamphlet, School legislators list, Statehouse contact information for Shelby Legislators, and return envelope for students Pamphlets. For every student who completes the Challenge Pamphlets, a prize will be awarded to them. To register your class, click here.

Helpful Educational Links:

Below are some links that might be helpful as teaching aids. Please see the grade specific links under the EDUCATION tab, as well!
 
http://thisnation.com/
http://www.proteacher.com/090101.shtm


Also check out the Legislators videos, found on their Bio pages under the Meet the Delegation Tabs. Find out who they are, why the ran for office, and what they hope to do.

Senator Cam WardSenator Cam Ward   Senator Slade Blackwell   Senator J. T. "JABO" WaggonerSenator J. T. "JABO" Waggoner

Representative Mike Hill   Representative Kurt Wallace   Representative Mary Sue McClurkin

Representative Jim Carns   youtubeRepresentative April Weaver   youtube Representative Jim McClendon

Senator Cam WardSenator Cam Ward   Senator Slade Blackwell   Senator J. T. "JABO" WaggonerSenator J. T. "JABO" Waggoner

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