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Bell Ringer: Powers of Congress Examples

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A short bell ringer introduces middle schoolers to the powers and duties of the United States congress. The three clips show congress's role in confirming presidential nominees, in declaring war, and in overseeing legislation

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource to introduce a lesson on the checks and balances built into the three branches of the United states government
Classroom Considerations
  • The worksheet in the Additional Resources section can be assigned through Google Classroom, Schoology, or other platform for remote learning
  • Includes links to two complete lesson plans
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