Terms Used in Congress: Grades 5-12
Đang chơi bàiPrint these activities and test your class’ knowledge.
Đang chơi bàiYou can add terms to the list from:
Learn About Laws and How They are Made: Grades 7-12
Use the How a Bill Becomes a Law infographic to teach students about lawmaking and discuss the process with these questions.
- How does a bill fail?
- Can Congress pass a bill without the President’s signature?
- Can the President pass a law without congressional approval?
- Where can I find the bill proposed by my congressman?
- Look up your congressman (senator or representative) in your state and find a bills he/she sponsored and which committees he/she is in.
- How long has he/she has been serving and for which party?
- Of the bills he/she has sponsored, how many became law? Do you know the bill?
Research a Bill: Grades 9-12
Đang chơi bàiUrge your students to learn about a real bill that they might know, whether that is a historic civil rights law or a local bill creating a road or national park. Students can use . They can also look up bills that are stuck or died on the way to the president’s desk.
Đang chơi bàiThe class can:
- Prepare group presentations or individually track a bill to explain their status or outcome. This will help students visualize the path a bill takes to becoming a law in real life.
- Break up into small groups and create a timeline and present it to class detailing the status of the bill.
- Extension Activity: Research what made that bill a success or failure, budget concerns, controversy, etc.
- How a Bill Becomes a Law infographic ()
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