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A group of third-grade students at the Newton County Theme School recently had a chance to tour the state capitol last week. Over the next three weeks, the third graders at the Theme School will take turns touring the Atlanta building. It accompanies a unit that teaches them about branches of government and their responsibilities. Kicking off the field trip last week were Della Kirkpatrick and Danita Doan's third grade classes. Their day at the capitol included an orientation on the architecture and design of the building, what branches of government meet there and some of Georgia's famous artifacts and natural resources. The students sat in the House of Representatives' chamber during a session to see how bills are passed and they learned the responsibilities and terms of the governor and Senate, and House of Representatives members. As an added bonus, both Governor Nathan Deal and State Representative 113 Pam Dickerson both came out to greet the students.

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A look inside the capitol

Third-grade students at the Newton County Theme School are touring the state capitol this month.


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