Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson provides the scaffolding for you to conduct a simulation of the United States House of Representatives with your class! They will draft and advocate for legislation, work in committees, and carry out duties of legislative officers, and consider and vote on legislation. Through this experience they will gain a better understanding of how the House of Representatives functions and better appreciate the challenges faced by legislators.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

representative/republican government, federalism, limited government slavery The Founding, Early Republic, Antebellum

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.1.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Distinguish the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government and in different times and places.

D2.Civ.5.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the origins, functions, and structure of different systems of government, including those created by the U.S. and state constitutions.

D2.Civ.4.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed over time and that are still contested.

D2.Civ.7.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Apply civic virtues and democratic principles when working with others.

D2.Civ.11.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Compare procedures for making decisions in a variety of settings, including classroom, school, government, and/or society.

D2.Civ.12.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Assess specific rules and laws (both actual and proposed) as means of addressing public problems.
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