Welcome to the Education Page

Welcome to the Education section of our website. We created this page, to help students of all ages better understand the legislative process.  On this page, you will find hepful links, videos, and information about the people who represent you in the Alabama House and Senate. 

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   Mimi Penhale, Executive Director

 

 

College

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The Alabama Legislative Internship program, through the Alabama Law Institute, was established to include student interns in the state legislative experience by allowing them to observe and participate in the legislative process of state government. Students can gain college credit for this internship.

Please click on the following link to learn more about the program and how to apply.


Alabama Law Institute Legislative Internship Program

 

We often have students call our office to ask questions about specific legislation for reserch projects and reports. If you are following some legisaltion, use the link below to track the bill's progress on the Alabama Legislature website: 

Bill Status

Middle and High School

Page Program

Pages are young men and ladies, ages 10-18, who assist each House or Senate member of the Legislature during its sessions. The duties of a Page are varied, but normally consist of assisting the Members of the House and/or Senate, and certain staff members, by performing errands on the floor of each house and during committee meetings. These errands usually include obtaining copies of bills, resolutions, amendments, substitutes and other official documents, as well as delivering messages to and from Members. Therefore, Pages are provided the rare privilege to work on the floor of the House or Senate, in the midst of legislative action.

Both the House and Senate have a Page Coordinators, who supervises the work of the Pages employed in their respective body. In addition to being afforded the ability to play an active role in the legislative process, service as a Page allows the student to meet other young men and young ladies from around the state. If you are interested, please contact our Legislative Director, Mimi Penhale, or your Legislator, by using the email links on the bottom of this page.

Unsure of what House and Senate member represent you? Click the link below:

Find My Legislator

Elementary and Intermediate

 

Elementary and Intermediate:

-    School’s Legislators List- Find out who are your schools legislators.
-    Instructions for Challenge Pamphlet
-    Challenge Pamphlet- questions and games for students specific to their school! Complete the packet, mail it in, and get a prize!

Helpful Links:

Looking for more educational information and games on Alabama's government or the federal government? Check out the following links.

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/kids/index.htm
https://kids-clerk.house.gov/
http://www.house.gov/the-house-explained/the-legislative-process
https://www.yourlawyer.com/news/how-does-a-bill-become-a-law
https://bensguide.gpo.gov/
https://www.icivics.org/
https://kids.usa.gov/

Teachers Statehouse Challenge Request

The Statehouse Challenge is a fun way for students to learn about the Alabama Legislature. The pamphlet includes both a Knowledge Challenge and a Word Search Challenge. This pamphlet can be done by students at anytime as homework, class work, or even on the bus ride to the capital. We know that printing and gathering all the needed pamphlets and answer sheets can be added work for teachers, so let us send you everything you need!

Simply fill out the Teachers Request for Statehouse Challenge Pamphlets link under the Education tab found at the ShelbyLegisltors.com website. Fill-in your name, school, school address, number of Pamphlets needed (number of students), date your class will visit the capital, and any other comments or questions you may have. Please try to get all requests in 7-10 days before you need the pamphlets.


What is included in the Packet:

-    Instructions for teachers
-    Number of Statehouse Challenge Pamphlets for each student
-     Answer sheet to Challenge Pamphlet- for teachers only
-     School legislators list- find out who represents you
-     Statehouse contact information for Shelby Legislators- feel free to contact your legislator at any time. You will find their emails at the bottom of the Education and Home pages on the ShelbyLegislators.com website.
-     Return envelope for students Pamphlets- For every student who completes the Challenge Pamphlets, a prize will be awarded to them.

Have students complete the Knowledge and Word Search Challenges in the pamphlet and mail it to the Shelby County Legislative Delegation Office for a prize.

Mail to: Shelby Legislative Delegation
Mimi Penhale
1134 County Services Drive
Pelham, AL 35124

Don’t have enough time to wait? - Statehouse Challenge Pamphlets and Instructions can be viewed on the Teachers section of the Education page at ShelbyLegisltors.com website. The pamphlet can be completed at any time and mailed in for a prize by either a teacher or a student. Teachers can email Mimi Penhale at the address below for an answer sheet.

If you are unsure of any of the answers or have any questions, please email Legislative Director Mimi Penhale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at 205-620-6610.

Challenge Instructions for Students

Statehouse Challenge


The Statehouse Challenge is a fun way for students to learn about the Alabama Legislature. The pamphlet
includes both a Knowledge Challenge and a Word Search Challenge. Students should complete both the Knowledge and Word Search Challenges in the pamphlet and mail it to the Shelby County Legislative Delegation Office for a prize.

For a Statehouse Challenge packet, please email our Legislative Director Mimi Penhale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When you have completed the Challenge, simply mail in your packet, for your prize!

Mail to: Shelby Legislative Delegation
Mimi Penhale
1134 County Services Drive
Pelham, AL 35124

 

Teachers

Teachers:

In the following links you will find a breakdown of each school in Shelby County and their corresponding legislators, a Challenge Pamphlet for students in Elementary and Intermediate school, helpful links, and much more.

-    School’s Legislators List- Find out who are your schools legislators.
-    Statehouse Challenge Pamphlet- questions and games for students specific to their school!
-    Instructions for Challenge Pamphlet
-    Teachers Request for Statehouse Challenge Pamphlets – Let us print and compile the Statehouse Challenge for you!

Includes: Instructions for teachers, # of Challenge Pamphlets for each student, answer sheet to Challenge Pamphlet, School legislators list, Statehouse contact information for Shelby Legislators, and return envelope for students Pamphlets. For every student who completes the Challenge Pamphlets, a prize will be awarded to them. To register your class, click here.

Helpful Educational Links:

Below are some links that might be helpful as teaching aids. Please see the grade specific links under the EDUCATION tab, as well!

https://www.usa.gov/teachers 

https://www.icivics.org/

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/


Also check out the Legislators videos, found on their Bio pages under the Meet the Delegation Tab. Find out who they are, why the ran for office, and what they hope to do.

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Representative Jim Carns   youtubeRepresentative April Weaver   youtube Senator Jim McClendon

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