Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7

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 functionality of the United States government and political system.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a Congress in your classroom with committees, and pass a bill 
  • Extend the lesson with Schoolhouse Rock video on Congress passing a bill 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires online access if assigning the Crash Course video clip as homework
Pros
  • Contains the thought bubble, which animates the lesson into a visual form
  • Provides specific primary source examples for further examination and research
Cons
  • None