Exchange: Should the government make sure that every American has affordable
A Program from the National Constitution Center
for Participation: In order to be an interactive video conference site for
this event, your site must have H.323 videoconferencing capabilities. Your site
must also be connected to your national high speed research and education
network (i.e. Internet2 in the United States).
Constitution Center is excited to invite your school to participate in the
2009 – 2010 season of its national high student program, The Exchange: A
Marketplace of Student Ideas. This installment of The Exchange,
“Should the government make sure that every American has affordable
health insurance?” asks students to consider ways to address health care
reform and to work together to create a high quality health care system that
contains costs for consumers. The discussion will be hosted by SuChin Pak
from MTV and Discovery Channel’s Planet Green and moderated by Dr.
Michael Hogan co-director of the Center for Democratic Deliberation and
Pennsylvania State University.
will have the opportunity to be heard by and hear from other students around
the country using Internet2 video conferencing technology. It is an
exciting way for students to discuss current constitutional issues with their
classmates and peers in other parts of the nation.
select number of schools will be able to participate in this program. Selected
schools will be asked to use a free lesson provided by the National
Constitution Center to prepare their students to be part of the
school is selected to participate in The Exchange, you will be asked to select
one student to be part of the video conference round table. Only one student,
your schools’ student representative, is allowed to speak to the national
audience during the video conference. If a student other than your
student representative speaks without prior authorization, then your school
will be disconnected form the video conference.
video conference, students will have an opportunity to interact with each other
and share their thoughts on current immigration policy. Students will use
this deliberation to recommend health care reforms the government should
schools must have connectivity to the INTERNET2 network and the ability to do
is no cost to participate in this event, we do ask schools to work to make sure
this event is a success. Participating schools will be responsible for
and successful completion of videoconference testing prior to the event with
the National Constitution Center;
of a student representative;
of students through the use of the provided Exchange lesson plan and resources;
your class’s point of view on the issue of immigration reform at www.constitutioncenter.org/exchange.
If your school would like to be
considered for this program... please contact Jason Allen at either
or 215.409.6644 by Wednesday October 28th 2009 for registration and
information. Mandatory Internet2 testing for all sites
will be on Friday October 30th from 1 PM to 3 PM EST. Once you have
confirmed that you have Internet2 capabilities please contact Jason Allen to
reserve a testing time.
of Educational Services
Walnut Street, Suite 233A