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61 resources with the concept the united states senate

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Introduction to Congress

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the role of Congress. In this legislative branch lesson, students define terms regarding the House of Representatives and Senate. Students use Internet and print sources to define the terms.
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Find–a-word

For Students 7th - 10th
In this word search worksheet about Australia, students respond to each of 25 questions that are hints to locate the vocabulary terms in the puzzle. The list of words is not given.
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Stepping Inside the Flowchart: How Does a Bill Become a Law?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the steps a bill must pass through to become a law and create a flow chart that maps the complexities of the process. They research the committees that are involved in a bill that relates to energy policy and the...
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How to Write a Bill

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view video excerpts from, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and discuss them to brainstorm how to write a bill. They divide into two groups representing senate committees to participate in a mark-up session where they read and...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Confirmation Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research the Supreme Court judicial selection process while role playing. They examine the political nature of the process and discuss merits of Supreme Court nominees.
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Teachers' Tool Kit for Government and Democracy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover how the government must meet the needs of its citizens in a variety of activities.
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Rock the Vote

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students dramatize the process by which a bill becomes a law. They design a product that explains the function of the Legislative Branch in government and present their work to the class.
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On The Senate Floor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the process of how a bill becomes law. Pupils discuss reasons for debates and explore the use of filibusters. The class observes a video to discover procedures in the House and Senate. Students visit a filibuster...
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The Nuclear Option

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars explore the history behind judicial nominations as well as the filibuster process. They discuss and debate filibuster merits and detractions, its use and alleged misuse, and what some Congressional leaders are currently...
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Our Canadian Senate: A Mosaic of Canada

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars develop an understanding of the make-up of the Canadian Senate. They appreciate the role of the Senate as a watch dog for minority rights. They research the Senators in the Canadian government.
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What if the Senate were Reformed on the Triple E Model

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate what the Canadian Senate does and what reform would do to the power relationship between the Prime Minister and the Senate.
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Vocabulary Related to the Attire, Accessories and Décor of the Parliament of Canada

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students become knowledgable about the attire, traditions, and protocols of the Senate and Supreme Court by doing research.
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Elected Democracy vs Appointed Senate

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students complete a work packet put together by the teacher. They participate in a class discussion of the pros and cons of both the House of Commons and the Senate.