How an Idea Becomes a Law
Students create posters that demonstrate the step-by-step process of how ideas become laws. They list the fourteen steps of a bill becoming a law, describe a presidential veto, and define override.
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My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.
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...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Did Dracula Become the World's Most Famous Vampire?
What has copyright law have to do with the Dracula, the most famous vampire in history? Check out the twisted tale of how a fight over the royalty rights to Bram Stoker's novel gave immortality to the blood sucker.
5 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Utah's Legislative Branch: How a Bill Becomes a Law
Seventh graders discover how a bill becomes a law in Utah. In groups, they decide on a law they would like to see enacted and discuss its chances of being passed by the legislative branch in Utah. They hold elections in which each...
7th Social Studies & History
How to Understand Power
Where does power come from, and why does it matter? This video will spark engaged thought and conversation amongst your class as it discusses the origins of power, how it's exercised, and what young learners can do to become powerful in...
7 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable