Interaction and communications are integral to the flow of my civics class. Students maintain a student blog for each class, containing a summary of class events and homework assignments. Additionally, technology facilitates simulations which help students to integrate civics concepts into their daily understanding of reality. For example, in Mock Congress, students apply their prior study of the Constitution to a simulation of the legislative process—complete with lobbyists, press, and (virgin) cocktail parties—to understand how the system works by living it. Take-home tests and dynamic projects also provide them with opportunities to collaborate and communicate in innovative ways.