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How a Bill Becomes a Law

How a Bill Becomes a Law

This is a lesson plan designed to teach students how a bill becomes a law.  It contains a basic worksheet where students will need to gather information on two bills that became laws.  They will then be broke into groups and will attempt to pass their own bills into law.


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Gary Brumbelow
Gary Brumbelow (Teacher (K-12))
11 years ago

Great subject to cover with your students. This lesson is well organized and incorporates individual, small group, full class, and internet research aspects. The objectives and standards are well defined and the lesson accomplishes what it was designed to do. I will use this lesson in my classroom.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
Rachel Carman
Rachel Carman (Teacher (K-12))
11 years ago

The objective and benchmark standards were very clear and the procedure of the lesson was organized with the time for each task in the lesson. Students have opportunities to work independently, with peers, and with inquiry using the internet. Having student act out how a bill becomes a law allows students to both connect with the content and to apply the knowledge in real work context.

Melissa White
Melissa White (Faculty)
11 years ago