Special Powers of the House and Senate
Students identify the special powers held by the House and the Senate, and determine how these special powers help divide power evenly in a democratic government.
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Legislation: Passing a Bill in the House of Representatives
Young scholars 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...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
“You Better Check Yourself!”: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in the US Government
Through role playing as one of the three branches of government regarding a congressional decision made in 2000, learners explore the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Simplified United States Constitution and Bill of Rights
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...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Special Powers of the House and Senate
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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Rise and Fall of Joseph McCarthy
"I have here in my hand . . ." The war against Communism and Joseph McCarthy’s place in it are the focus of a series of lessons examining postwar America from 1945-1954. Joseph McCarthy takes center stage in this, the final lesson of the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
History vs. Richard Nixon
Should we remember Richard Nixon only for his abuse of power and the scandal that resulted in the end of his presidency? Here is a fantastic TedEd video illustrating major highlights from Nixon's term as president of the United States,...
6 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable