The Amendment Process

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Long revered as the "upper chamber," the US Senate was created to give the new nation a balance between large and small states. However, has the time for this institution passed? Using a reading on how the amendment process works, learners answer the question and decide whether the Constitution should be changed to reform part of the American Congress.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Set up small groups to decide whether the US Senate should be reformed
  • Use the included reading on the amendment process to discuss other changes that may be warranted for the Constitution
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members need some understanding on how Congress works to fully appreciate the resource
Pros
  • Case study provides a real-world example
  • It's simple to adapt the reading on the amendment process for other uses
Cons
  • None