The 2016 presidential campaign has been the focus of the RYNJ seventh grade social studies classes over the last few weeks. Students have researched each candidate’s background and their position on important issues of domestic and foreign policy. RYNJ students are carefully tracking each candidate’s poll numbers and have become invested in the campaigns of those they believe are worthy to be the next president of the United States.
Last week, the RYNJ seventh graders had the opportunity to take all they have learned in class and see it put into action, when they visited the presidential campaign office of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. The visit began with a tour of the office where Governor Christie’s staffers explained how they raise money and decide what to spend it on. The students were shocked to hear that the maximum amount the campaign is allowed to accept from each donor is $2,700.
The students then headed to the volunteer room, where they experienced firsthand what a regular day is like working on the campaign. Some students made phone calls inviting people in New Hampshire to a rally the Governor is hosting there over the weekend. Others created handmade signs to be used at the rally showing support for Christie in the election.
(RYNJ does not endorse any particular candidate.)