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327 reviewed resources for legislative process

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iCivics: Mini Media Literacy Library

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Designed for the high school classroom, the  mini-lessons in this collection combine studies of the United States government with news literacy skills. Each lesson includes a civics reading, a news literacy feature, and a news literacy...
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"Let us Reason Together" Lyndon Johnson, Master Legislator

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. In this congress lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. Learners respond to discussion questions connected to...
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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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The Legislative Branch

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
A visit to Washington, DC inspired Congressman John Lewis; a video visit to Congress and the Constitutional Convention just might inspire your learners. Using an intriguing video, viewers learn why and how the Founding Fathers created a...
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Legislators and Representation - Executive, Federal and Interest Group Relations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the interaction between the legislature and other governmental institutions. They watch videos exploring the relationship between the state legislature and two government institutions, and the role of lobbyists on...
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Congressional Committees and the Legislative Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the importance and influence of congressional committees. They research congressional committee assignments, jurisdictions and responsibilities as illustrations of the basic principles of American federalism.
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Mini-Lesson: Congressional Committees

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How exactly do both houses of Congress come to a formal decision on an issue? Scholars research the use of congressional committees as part of the legislative process. By using current events to analyze information, they see the role...
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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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Legislative Debate: The Importance and Role of Debate within the Legislative Process

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners learn the legislative process as they debate real-life issues that affect students within their age group. To prepare for the debate, learners consult newspapers, selected articles, case studies, and other media resources....
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Mock Congress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers simulate the legislative process of law-making by assuming different roles. They investigate the process by writing a bill on any subject of his/her own choice
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European Union Governance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Become familiar with the structure and functions of the European Union. As they conduct internet research, young historians use an attached worksheet to categorize the five main institutions of the EU. A flowchart worksheet also gives...
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Citizen Involvement In the Legislative Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars engage in a lesson plan which can be adapted to a simulation, emphasizing citizens' contributing to the legislative process. They gain a better understanding of how the legislative process works.
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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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Educating About Immigration The DREAM Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Group members role play state legislators, supporters of and opponents to the The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors). After listening to the arguments put forth for and against the immigration legislation,...
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Your Turn to Vote

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the legislative process. For this Congress lesson, students consider the functions of Congressional committees as they participate in a simulation that requires them to experience the decision-making process that...
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Article I: The Legislative Branch- We the People Constitution Tour

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
Young citizens get into the nitty gritty of how bills are made into laws by the legislative branch of the United States government.
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Regents Review Worksheet #1: Principles of the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 12th
Kids who take the Regents Exam really need to know a lot of information. This is a wonderful exam review tool that includes 26 pages of questions, charts, and suggested readings to help upper graders pass the test. It focuses on all...
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The Stages of a Bill Through Parliament

For Students 7th - 10th
In this legislative process worksheet, learners read 9 steps and arrange them in chronological order to reflect the steps that bills in Parliament must go through to be made into law.
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Why Does Congress Work That Way?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the powers of Congress. In this legislative branch lesson, students examine the legislative process as they analyze Article I of the U.S. Constitution. Students consider the powers of Congress as they define the role of...
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The Role of Political Parties in the Legislative Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define term political party, explain the role of political parties, and describe what the country would be like without political parties.
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Executive Roles: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As a way of learning about the legislative process in the United States and the role of the executive branch, your young historians will work together as a class to create and authorize a new coin.
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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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Differences and Settlement in the Legislative Budget Process

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discuss the issues at hand when legislators are trying to agree on policy. In groups, they role-play different roles within a sub-committee when trying to balance the budget. They present their findings to the class and...

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