Mini-Lesson: Congressional Committees

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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 committees in the legislative branch of the federal government play. The articles also uncover what government influences are out there and how they impact current legislation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Role play how a bill becomes a law through the use of congressional committees by dividing the class into various groups that pass the bill along
  • Incorporate a short Crash Course video explaining the use of committees in the congressional process
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires projection and computer technology for the presentation
  • Part of Legislative Branch series of mini-lessons
  • Lesson includes option for paired group work to differentiate instruction 
  • Resource provides lesson extension opportunities with current events 
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