Legislators and Representation - Issue Complexity and Compromise
Students research the web sites of state or federal executive departments, and prepare summaries of the department's functions, locations, and programs. They debate the role of interest groups in government.
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Legislation: Passing a Bill in the House of Representatives
Students study the concept of legislation as it relates to passing a bill in the House of Representatives. In this legislation: passing a bill in the house of representative lesson plan, students identify why and how bills are introduced...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Constitutional Convention
The compromises reached during the first Constitutional Convention, including the adoption of the Bill of Rights and the formation of bicameral representation, are the focus of a brief informational packet that also includes activities...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Differences and Settlement in the Legislative Budget Process
Students discuss the issues at hand when legislators are trying to agree on policy. In groups, they role-play different roles within a sub-committee when trying to balance the budget. They present their findings to the class and...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Legislators and Representation - Executive, Federal and Interest Group Relations
Students explore the interaction between the legislature and other governmental institutions. They watch videos exploring the relationship between the state legislature and two government institutions, and the role of lobbyists on...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
US Government Review Part 1 - 3 Branches of Government
A fun and interesting teacher describes the three branches of the US government. His lecture style and ability to explain with good examples could be a really big help to older students needing a tutorial or extra support in...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Examining the Compromise of 1850 Lesson Plan
Eleventh graders examine key legislation that led to the continuation of slavery and the Civil War. Designed for middle school American history students, the lesson examines the Compromise of 1850 and the differing opinions of the...
11th Social Studies & History