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Capitol Forum Indiana (CFI) Typical Program Year

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September –

  • CFI teacher/school applications due
  • Letters of acceptance issued

    Benton Central High School students with Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita
    Benton Central High School students with Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita

October

  • Introductory Workshop in Indianapolis for selected teachers
  • Professional development in The Choices Program approach
  • Distribution of free curriculum resource materials
  • Expert guest speaker on an international issue
  • General planning
Student representatives in the House chambers
Student representatives in the House chambers

January –

  • Pre-Forum Planning Meeting in Indianapolis for teachers
  • Planning for the spring Forum
  • Distribution of free curriculum resource materials
  • Expert guest speaker on an international issue
Student representative presenting to the mock senate foreign relations committee
Student representative presenting to the mock senate foreign relations committee

March –

  • Spring Forum in Indianapolis
  • Tour Indiana Statehouse and visit with legislators (as available)
  • Poster and position statement presentations
  • Meet with Indiana Secretary of State and register eligible students to vote in the Indiana Government Center
  • Small group deliberations on selected global issues  and the Futures (possible U.S. foreign policy positions outlined in the curriculum)
  • Whole group forum on the floor of the House chambers in the Indiana Statehouse
  • Vote on the preferred Future for U.S. foreign policy
West Lafayette High School student registering to vote during the Forum
West Lafayette High School student  registering to vote during the Forum

April/May

  • Two-day deliberation lesson taught by student representatives to classmates
  • Each student develops his/her own Future (U.S. foreign policy position)
  • National online Student Ballot on America’s Future completed by all students

May/June –

  • Students share the Capitol Forum Ballot Report, which is compiled and published annually by The Choices Program, with the media and elected officials


    Click here to view 2008-09 Ballot Reports


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