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How A Bill Becomes a Law

How A Bill Becomes a Law

This is an interactive PowerPoint that guides students through the steps of how Bill is passed into law in the United States Congress. Students complete/draw a copy of the flowchart as well as answer questions regarding the material. This material attempts to present a balance of information between a very simple version of the steps and a very through and detailed one....

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Scott Cox
Scott Cox (Staff)
11 years ago

I really REALLy liked the analogy of a roadtrip.  That really made the overall process relatable to the learner.  I have Open Office Presentation software and was not able to view this successfully becuase I did not havePowerPoint.  I was not shocked by this because you warned the learner in MERLOT.  I was able to get the jist of the lesson, but the snack time questions did not work properly for me.  I did love the concept of snack time and the idea of knowledge being used as currency.  Overall, greate job!

Angela Engardio
Angela Engardio (Teacher (K-12))
11 years ago

I really enjoyed this presentation. The way Laura related the idea of "A Bill to Law" with a road trip was great. She was able to use real life situations with a road trip to identify the general ideas behind a bills "trip" to becoming a law. She also provided a lot of detailed information through direct instruction. I felt the "snack time" quizzes were engaging. My only suggestion in updating this presentation would be when students get questions wrong they are instructed to "try again." I would have liked to see some wrong answers receive more in-depth feedback or even being sent back to where the answer is provided in the powerpoint. This just might provide students who are misunderstanding or not reading carefully a chance to revisit the information before a second attempt. But this is a minor change and not absolutely necessary. Overall I really enjoyed this presentation and would definitely consider using this in my Government class.

Melissa White
Melissa White (Faculty)
11 years ago

Nice job! Great lesson.