To become familiar with the organization and duties of the House of Representatives.
1 class period
In this lesson, students read through a series of sentences about the House of Representatives that are arranged into the following sections:
• Membership of the House
• Organization of the House
• The House at Work
During the reading, class members must complete sentences by filling in missing letters to form key words, names, and terms. One or more letters in each answer are given as clues.
This lesson can be turned into a fun contest between individual class members, or pairs, to see who can come up with the most correct answers by the end of the period. You can also turn this into a game by dividing the class into two teams that will take turns trying to identify the correct answers as you read through the story with them.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.