Full Detail Lesson Plan includes learning packet for students on How Bills Become Laws.
Objective/Aim: What are the advantages and disadvantages of how bills currently become laws?
Do Now: Students will watch SchoolHouse Rock video "I'm just a Bill."
Handouts include diagrams of 3 branches of government and how a bill travels through the house of representatives, the Senate, and finally to the President.
Part I: Students are prompted to place steps of how bill becomes a law in sequential order.
Part II: Students are asked to complete critical thinking questions.
Part III (Closure): Students are asked to complete a T chart categorizing advantages and disadvantages of the current system. Then students are asked to explain whether they believe the current system should be reformed.