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The Senate

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Do your learners struggle to understand the differences between the Senate and the House of Representatives?  Help them develop an understanding of how the US Constitution's clauses affect the Senate's operations. A high-quality social studies resource ensures that high schoolers know how to differentiate between each clause.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Prompt small groups to create a presentation about one of the clauses and how it affects Senate behavior today
  • Flip the classroom by asking pupils to do the preparation sections at home
Classroom Considerations
  • The fourth lesson in a 20-part unit
Pros
  • Resource is scaffolded well
  • The variety of activities makes it easy to tailor to your classroom
  • Evaluation sections could make for an easy assembly of test questions
Cons
  • None