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How a Bill Becomes a Law: Crash Course Government and Politics #9

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"I'm just a bill, I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill." - Schoolhouse Rock. Scholars analyze how a bill becomes a law in the United States government and political arena. They view a short video clip, the ninth lesson...
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How a Bill Becomes a Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers engage in the democratic process and to learn how a bill become a law. Then they write a bill they would like as law in their classroom. High schoolers also form committees that will review the list of bills to determine...
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Congress

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Through reading materials, worksheets, and a primary source activity, this resource provides an overview of the structure and powers of the legislative branch of government in the United States. Readings review how a bill becomes a law,...
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How a Bill Becomes a Law: The Journey of a Bill

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the legislative process at the federal and state levels. In this legislative branch lesson, students watch a video regarding the journey of a bill to become a law. Students discuss the process and use the provided rubric...
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Congress and the Legislative Process: A Simulation in How a Bill Becomes a Law

For Teachers 10th Standards
As part of the study of the legislative process, class members research redistricting and gerrymandering, and the effects of these activities on law making. On day one of the two-day plan, individuals redistrict the state of Elbonia so...
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How a Bill Becomes a Law (The Legislative Process)

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore how a bill becomes a law. In this American Government lesson, 11th graders collaborate with a small group to create a game board that explains the legislative process. Students create flash cards of key...
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Utah's Legislative Branch: How a Bill Becomes a Law

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discover how a bill becomes a law in Utah. In groups, they decide on a law they would like to see enacted and discuss its chances of being passed by the legislative branch in Utah. They hold elections in which each...
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My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Although this legislative process lesson is designed to accompany a specific text, it is valuable independently. Young learners participate in a picture walk (worksheet included) through My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington,...
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The Farm Boll, How a Bill becomes Federal Law

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students define terminology, name elected officials, and distinguish between the two chambers of Congress.  In this investigative lesson students create a diagram of the process that is followed when a bill becomes a law. 
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How to Create a Law

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Laws affect everything from a scholar's favorite public park to rules in the classroom. Express the importance of lawmaking and teach how they relate to every facet of life with a resource on how a bill becomes a law.
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How a Bill Becomes a Law-Creative Dramatics

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explain the process of how a bill becomes a law. Before the lesson they should be familiar with the basic structure of Congress and its function. The students use role playing to follow the process to the adoption of a bill into...
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How a Bill Becomes a Law

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students make a chart on what they learned about how a bill becomes a law. In this law making lesson plan, students research the authority and restrictions placed on Congress on how they make a bill into a law and then present their...
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LawCraft

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's it like to be a senator or member of the House of Representatives? Using a video game simulation, learners discover what it is like to craft and pass legislation from its idea through conference committee. Pop ups and annotation...
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Constitution Study Guide

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Here is a well-designed study guide on the United States Constitution that can also be used as an assessment. The worksheets review requirements for becoming president and congressional leaders, order of succession to the presidency, how...
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The Great State

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between a state and a United States senator? How does the process for passing a bill in a state legislature compare with that of the national government? Here is a resource that will help your learners to answer...
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The Presidential Veto Power

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Get into the nuts and bolts of a key element of the checks and balances system in the United States: the presidential veto. Not only will your class members learn about the mechanisms of the veto, but they will also review the major...
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A Bill Becomes A Law

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners discover how a bill becomes a law. For this Legislative Branch lesson, students simulate a bill making its way through the House and the Senate. Learners author their own bills in this simulation.
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Creating Laws

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view Schoolhouse Rock, I'm Just a Bill video. They explain how a bill becomes a law as well as define the difference between a bill and a law. They discuss how political beliefs might effect the process of a bill becoming a law.
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How a Bill Becomes a Law

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars examine Article I, Sections 1, 7, and 8, of the U.S. Constitution and discuss the authority and restrictions placed on the Congress in making laws.
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Utah's Legislative Branch: How a Bill Becomes a Law

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explain the steps by which a bill becomes a law. They research how a bill becomes a law within the three branches of Utah's government and synthesize their research and discussion in a classroom representation of government.
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Follow a Bill!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discover how a bill becomes a law. In this Legislative Branch lesson, students watch C-Span coverage of a bill making its way through the House and the Senate. Students use the provided worksheet to chart the progress of the bill.
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TE Activity: Pollution Politics

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine how a bill becomes a law in the US Congress. They investigate legislation about global warming. They determine the role of engineers as they educate Congress, the public and other government institutions about global...
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How a Bill Becomes a Law: The Process of Legislation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover how legislation works. In this government instructional activity, students observe and analyze what it takes to turn a bill into law. They should know how the branches of government work as a prerequisite.  
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How a Bill Becomes a Law: The Process of Legislation.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate how legislation works.  In the Social Studies lesson, the students will explore vocabularies that are essential to the lesson.  Then the students will be broken up into groups of 4-8.  They will be given 4 different...

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