Lesson Plan

The House of Representatives

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The House of Representatives has a lot of responsibility  in the United States government. But how did it all begin, and why is it the way it is now? A comprehensive lesson answers all of these questions about the US Constitution and more with scaffolded reading activities, writing assignments, group work, and multiple-choice comprehension questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Differentiate for English learners with a visual to correspond with each essay
  • Have pupils discuss how the House of Representatives would be different if each clause were missing
Classroom Considerations
  • The third lesson in a series on the United States government
  • Activities for before, during, and after reading create an active learning experience 
  • Extended learning activities help scholars develop skills and gain more in-depth knowledge
  • Each clause related to the House of Representatives shows high schoolers why the US Constitution is so important
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