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  Workshop 3: Public Policy & the Federal Budget  
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Teacher Perspectives: Hands-on learning

Leslie Martin: I use hands-on learning processes because once students learn this way, they internalize [what they know]. There is that statistic that says what you hear, you keep 10 percent of, what you see and hear, you get 20 percent of, but the one where you keep the most is what you do. If I can take three to four days out and do this budget process, I have tied it to the economy. They know how the recession affects the economy and the budget. They know about creating a budget--the internal pieces, the compromises, the standoffs. They have got all of those pieces to tie together. They can use them not only in their next social studies class but in their life, their jobs, and with their peers.


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