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37 resources with the keyterm senate

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Simplified United States Constitution and Bill of Rights

For Students 5th - 10th
A good handout is a great find. Print this resource and hand out a simplified version of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights to your US government or US history class. The powers of the president, Congress, and the Senate are...
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My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Although this legislative process lesson plan is designed to accompany a specific text, it is valuable independently. Young learners participate in a picture walk (worksheet included) through My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of...
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Executive Government: Ministerial Responsibility

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners are introduced to the principal of ministerial responsibility and identify ways in which ministers account for their actions. In this executive government lesson plan, students roleplay a situation to determine the level of...
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3 Branches of Our Government

For Students 6th - 12th
This straightforward fill-in-the-blank activity could be used for a variety of purposes. Young historians are given 10 sentences about the branches of government; they fill in the blanks with terminology that is related to the United...
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Checks and Balances

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore check and balances within the branches of government with this worksheet. Learners explore the functions of each branch and answer questions concerning how a bill becomes law and about the system that the Founding Fathers...
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Who influences the development of the laws?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore how laws are created. They examine how committee members are selected. Students assess the influences that affect the voting of Congressional Committee Members. They identify the formal majority and minority leaders...
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The Senate

For Students 10th - 12th
Reinforce your future politicians' growing knowledge about Congress and the Senate with this quiz, which could also be used as a review activity. Questions address the requirements of becoming a senator, as well as the details of Senate...
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Constitutional Acts (Chapter 3)

For Students 10th - 12th
Help your students review constitutional acts in this review worksheet, which could also be used as a class quiz. Five matching questions and five multiple choice questions address checks and balances, the powers of the Senate and House,...
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Naturalized Citizens and the Presidency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the presidential requirements. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students participate in a role play that requires them to act as senators and debate an amendment to allow naturalized citizens to run for the presidency.
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Amnesty:More Than A Word

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine two advertisements, both of which claimed a 2007 immigration reform bill would provide "amnesty" to illegal immigrants. They research a bill and check the accuracy of advertising claims. Afterward, they write their own,...
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Sizing Up The Senate

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners consider Senate leadership by examining specific positions and staging a mock legislative session. They write reflective essays considering the inner workings of the Senate.
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Moving Out of the House?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars review the past events of the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton and examine the impending steps of Congress if the House of Representatives approves impeachment and the issue moves into the Senate.
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Just how broken is the Senate?

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the role of the Senate in the United States.  For this American Government lesson, 12th graders read various articles and answer questions to these articles.  Students write a letter to their Senator on a specific...
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Constitution Worksheet

For Students 8th - 12th
In this U.S. Constitution instructional activity, students respond to 63 short answer questions about Articles I-VII of the American plan for government.
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The House of Representatives and the Senate

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners 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 branch, and...
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What Should Congress Do?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the purpose of Congress.  In this American Government lesson, 11th graders participate in a webquest about What Congress should do.
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The Special Powers of the House and Senate

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the responsibilities of the House of Representatives and Senate. In this U.S. Congress lesson, students examine the separate and shared powers of the House and Senate as they participate in activity that requires...
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US Government

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the leadership of the Legislative Branch of the federal and state governments.  In this American Government instructional activity, 11th graders create a diagram that represents the structure of the US...
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Find–a-word

For Students 7th - 10th
In this word search worksheet about Australia, students respond to each of 25 questions that are hints to locate the vocabulary terms in the puzzle. The list of words is not given.
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Stepping Inside the Flowchart: How Does a Bill Become a Law?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the steps a bill must pass through to become a law and create a flow chart that maps the complexities of the process. They research the committees that are involved in a bill that relates to energy policy and the...
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How to Write a Bill

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars view video excerpts from, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and discuss them to brainstorm how to write a bill. They divide into two groups representing senate committees to participate in a mark-up session where they read...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Confirmation Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars research the Supreme Court judicial selection process while role playing. They examine the political nature of the process and discuss merits of Supreme Court nominees.
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Rock the Vote

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students dramatize the process by which a bill becomes a law. They design a product that explains the function of the Legislative Branch in government and present their work to the class.
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Ohio Statehouse History

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the history of the Ohio Statehouse and order the major historical events in its development. The instructional activity traces the development from the time of Ohio's vast wilderness to the house's completion in 1861.