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, majority rule/minority rights, civil discourse, civic virtue, limited government Constitution 2010s

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.1.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Describe roles and responsibilities of people in authority.

D2.Civ.4.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how groups of people make rules to create responsibilities and protect freedoms.

D2.Civ.4.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the powers and limits of the three branches of government, public officials, and bureaucracies at different levels in the United States and in other countries.

D2.Civ.9.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Use deliberative processes when making decisions or reaching judgments as a group.

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.9.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Use appropriate deliberative processes in multiple settings.
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