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34 resources with the concept the house of representatives

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The House of Representatives

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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American Presidents: John Quincy Adams

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A skinny-dipping president? John Quincy Adams was a bible reader by morning and a skinny-dipper by late morning, apparently. His strong beliefs and lack of persuasive power ultimately ended his time in presidency, but he did go on to...
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Mini-Lesson: Midterm Elections

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Find out the differences between presidential and midterm elections with an informative resource. Pupils discuss the importance of midterms to the presidency and how midterms affect the balance of government branches. They also fill out...
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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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Congressional Leadership: Crash Course Government and Politics #8

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Other than talking, what is the role of the speaker of the House of Representatives? Learners research, via a short video clip, the leadership positions in the United States government and politics. They use their knowledge to discuss...
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Branches of Government

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Set down the basics of the three branches of government with the reading passage included here. After reading, class members answer five questions related to the passage.
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Legislation: Passing a Bill in the House of Representatives

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students 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 introduced...
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Constitution Jeopardy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Although just a quick review of general information learned about the Constitution and U.S. government, this presentation could be used as a fun activity before the beginning of a class lesson, or as an independent experience. The...
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US Government Review Part 1 - 3 Branches of Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A fun and interesting teacher describes the three branches of the US government. His lecture style and ability to explain with good examples could be a really big help to older students needing a tutorial or extra support in...
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Constitution Basics and Political Spectrum

For Students 10th - 12th
Have learners try their hands at an online quiz. There are 32 multiple choice questions all related to the three branches of the US government. Questions regarding US economics are also included. 
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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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3 Branches of Our Government

For Students 6th - 12th
This straightforward fill-in-the-blank activity could be used for a variety of purposes. Young historians are given 10 sentences about the branches of government; they fill in the blanks with terminology that is related to the United...
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Checks and Balances

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore check and balances within the branches of government with this worksheet. Learners explore the functions of each branch and answer questions concerning how a bill becomes law and about the system that the Founding Fathers...
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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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Branches of Government Worksheet 2

For Students 5th - 8th
Looking for a quick assessment to give to your class about the branches of government in the United States? This is a multiple choice activity that could be used as a quiz. There are 9 questions, some of which are a bit dated and should...
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Congress: The House of Representatives

For Students 10th - 12th
This simple worksheet could accompany a text (as it indicates a chapter and section), but could also be given as a guide to independent research. Basic concepts of Congress are prompted through matching and multiple choice. This could be...
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What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen?

For Students 9th - 12th
Who was Joseph McCarthy and why is his name synonymous with witch hunts? What were the factors that permitted the political repression of the 1950s to flourish? Could the same thing happen today? An intriguing video traces the rise and...
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Getting to Know the House

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at representative government. In this House of Representatives instructional activity, students discuss their local representative in Congress and research his or her responsibilities. Students respond to the...
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Constitution Worksheet

For Students 8th - 12th
In this U.S. Constitution worksheet, students respond to 63 short answer questions about Articles I-VII of the American plan for government.
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The House of Representatives and the Senate

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the responsibilities of the House of Representatives and the Senate. For this Legislative Branch lesson, students define vocabulary regarding the branch's responsibilities, take notes on a video regarding the branch, and...
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Voter Mobilization in Texas

For Students 4th - 12th
Henry B. Gonzalez, José Luis Guttierez, and Willie Velasquez are the focus of a video that spotlights the contributions the three individuals made for the Chicano population. Actual footage alongside passionate interviews from family...
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African Americans in the United States Congress During Reconstruction

For Students 5th
The Civil Rights Act of 1866, which granted citizenship to all males in the U.S., resulted in the first African Americans to be elected to Congress. Class members research 11 of these men, the challenges they faced, and craft...
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Who the People? Representative Democracy in North Carolina and Congress

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Our elected officials are supposed to represent us, but what does it mean when they aren't like us? Budding citizens explore the demographic makeup of the US Congress, the role of money in political elections, and the Citizens United...
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United States Government

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Which branch of government carries and enforces laws in the United States? What two governing bodies make up Congress? Using this simple graphic organizer, your young historians will organize the flow of responsibilities afforded to the...