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47 resources with the concept congress

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The Constitutional Convention

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Founding Fathers are larger than life in history books, but an engaging video resource brings them up close to your pupils. As viewers meet the founders in the National Constitution Center's Signers' Hall, they learn about the...
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Recent Trends Among Women in Congress, 1977–2006

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
After reading the contextual essay, "Assembling, Amplifying, and Ascending: Recent Trends Among Women in Congress 1977–2006," groups select a woman senator or representative and research her background and contributions.
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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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The Bicameral Congress: Crash Course Government and Politics #2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why have a House and Senate and not just one single Congress? Learners research the need for a bicameral Congress in the system of the United States government and politics. They view a short Crash Course video, the second in a 50-part...
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Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate the makeup and division in the legislative branch known as Congress by watching a short video outlining the function of committees within both houses. The topic inspires active thought and discussion about the...
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Spanish American War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Today, Cuba and America sometimes struggle with diplomatic relations, but did you know that America went to war against Spain to free Cuba? Learners examine many interesting facts related to the Spanish American War using an informative...
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Senate Floor Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take your classroom debate to the Senate floor! A thorough resource teaches learners about the debate process in the Senate. After watching video clips, pupils conduct research to prepare for a peer debate.
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Congress's Economic Powers

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Join Congress as they assess their economic abilities for spending—and as they discover their limits. High schoolers use an educational resource to explore Congress's economic powers and learn to apply these concepts to their everyday...
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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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Using the World Wide Web

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The Internet is the host of a wealth information—good and bad—and it takes practice to know which sites offer the most credible material. Here, scholars explore a variety of news sources to discover valuable information on topics such as...
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US Presidential Election : The Electoral College

For Teachers 6th - 10th
The purpose the electoral college and its role in the 2000 US Presidential Election is the focus of this animated video. Use this film as the basis of a class debate about the need for the electoral college.
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Preserving Democracy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read excerpts of the Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution. Using the documents, they identify the ideas of how the government should be run. In groups, they develop a skit that encourages people to be...
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The Job of a Legislator

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the roles and responsibitlies of members of Congress. After reading excerpts of a book about one member, they write their own version about the same representative. They also identify the challenges and benefits of begin...
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The Qualities of a Member of Congress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the roles and responsibilies of a member of Congress. In groups, they brainstorm a list of qualities senators and representatives should have. They also work together to develop a brochure for someone to examine if they...
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Speech Acts

For Teachers Higher Ed
See various examples of connotations in phrases and semantics. Speech acts are displayed along with their contexts and meanings.
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We the People: An American Government Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils identify key representatives in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal and State governments
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Who Is Your ...

For Students 4th - 5th
In this elected officials worksheet, students write the names of those who represent them on the city, state or national level. Students write the names of their: chief of police, senators, representatives, governor and mayor.
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Do You Know... US President, Senators, and Representatives

For Students 4th
In this US government worksheet, 4th graders answer 7 question about the United States President, senators, and representative. They identify their mayor and write a short essay telling whether or not they would like to be the President.
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Who Are My Local Representatives? Can I Influence Their Vote?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students find out who their national, state, and local representatives are and write and mail a letter to one of them. The letter should be persuasive and should attempt to influence their representative's vote on a given issue.
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Who Is Who? What Do They Do?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders create rhymes in order to remember the names of representatives and executives in our government at the state level.
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Texas, Who Represents You?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use the Internet to identify the representatives and senators for the state of Texas. They search for specific information using their home address and complete a worksheet.
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Life before Congress

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students name some interesting backgrounds of Members of Congress, identify their current representatives in the legislative branch of the national government, and describe the background of one local representative or senator.
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Decision -Making by Parliamentarians: Issues and Decision-Making

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students, using what they know about what influences a representative's decision-making, solve current issues/problems provided by the teacher.