Mini-Lesson: Filibusters

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How long can you speak without stopping? Scholars analyze the concept of a filibuster in the United States Senate using an installment of the Legislative Branch series of mini-lessons. They research recent filibuster attempts in the legislative branch while at the same time looking into media framing of such events. Budding politicians learn why filibusters take place and what can do to stop them. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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  • Lesson is designed for one class period
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  • Resource provides current event article websites for classroom use
  • Differentiated instruction includes an option for paired group work 
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