I created a fun project for my students to analyze Congressional membership. I have Congressional Membership reports from the 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, and 113th Congress that share information about the number of men and women, how many were members of the military, the religion of Members, the ethnicity or Members, and the party affiliation of Members.
With this information I like to have students work in groups analyzing one Congress, create their own pie charts, and then share data with the entire class.
I think this is a great way to incorporate some math into the government class.
This file includes:
Assignment description and rubric
Photo of the 112th Congress Senate
Congressional Membership reports 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, and 113
House seating diagram
Senate seating chart 108, 109, 111, and 113
Worksheet to organize report data for the House and Senate
Sample charts from the 113th Congress