The Legislative Branch

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Video: The Legislative Branch

Students learn about the creation and functions of the Legislative Branch. They learn the requirements for becoming a member of Congress, the process by which a bill becomes a law, the structure of the House of Representatives and Senate, the role of committees, Speaker of the House, the Vice President, the powers of Congress and the interaction of the Legislative Branch with other branches of government.

Student Application

Find out how Congress works and the differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that the Congress is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  2. Students will know the different roles of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  3. Students will understand how bills are introduced and how they become laws.
  4. Students will be abl...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Congress in the Classroom. Have your students role play being members of Congress. Assemble your students so that they face the front of the classroom (like Congress). Encourage students to write bills (ideas for classroom rules) to be submitted to Congress. Divide your class into Senate leaders and House Leaders. Role play using the bills...

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Related Content


Introduction
Legislative Branch
The House Of Representatives
The Senate
The Differences
Making A Law
Some Bills
Constitutional Amendments
Other Responsibilities
Checks And Balances
Conclusion
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