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TE Activity: Pollution Politics
Students examine how a bill becomes a law in the US Congress. They investigate legislation about global warming. They determine the role of engineers as they educate Congress, the public and other government institutions about global...
4th - 6th Technology & Engineering
Congressional Committees and the Legislative Process
Students review stages of the legislative process, how committees help determine the outcome, and by deciding which bills the full Congress consider. They research committee assignments to consider why representation is important to the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in New York
Same-sex marriage is the hot topic discussed in this New York Times article. Upper graders read the article and then answer eight comprehension questions. Note: This article is more about the Senate and legislation than about same-sex...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
The House of Representatives and the Senate
Young scholars explore the responsibilities of the House of Representatives and the Senate. In this Legislative Branch lesson, students define vocabulary regarding the branch's responsibilities, take notes on a video regarding the...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Great State
What's the difference between a state and a United States senator? How does the process for passing a bill in a state legislature compare with that of the national government? Here is a resource that will help your learners to answer...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How is Power Divided in the United States Government?
Need an introduction to the three branches of the United States government? Look no further! This video offers a basic breakdown of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, including their general makeup and designated...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson 5: Duties and Roles of the Supreme Court
Twelfth graders explore the role of the Judicial Branch. In this U.S. government lesson plan, 12th graders take notes on how the courts have changed over time and then become observers of the court's history as they create timelines that...
12th Social Studies & History
The Presidential Veto Power
Get into the nuts and bolts of a key element of the checks and balances system in the United States: the presidential veto. Not only will your class members learn about the mechanisms of the veto, but they will also review the major...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Whose go the Power: Checks and Balances
After introducing the three branches of US government, test the class' understanding of government powers. They are asked a series of questions regarding a federal act and then, answer which branch has the power of decision making....
5th - 6th Social Studies & History