Enjoy the Legislative Branch through this exciting Legislative Simulation. Students will participate in writing bills for their school, community, or state while learning the various stages within the lawmaking process. All voices are heard as students become members of Congress, participate in committees, debate on the floor, and watch the President sign the bills that survive through the entire process. Not only will the students love this simulation, they are actually learning the stages of how a bill becomes a law.
This Legislative Branch Simulation has become one of the highlights of my government class. Students love the opportunity to write bills in hopes of influencing their school, community, or state. Once a bill has passed through the entire process, many of the student's bills will actually change school policy. Our school has had numerous changes due to my 8th grade bills that became law (water bottle fountains, locker room changes, school course offerings, etc.). Learning about the law process is good, but actively being engaged in the process is great! I know you will enjoy this hands-on simulation as you incorporate it within your existing government unit. It's a great way to experience the Legislative Branch coming to life! Download the preview for a more in-depth explanation. Enjoy, and thank you so much for your comments and ratings!
- Detailed teacher directions
- Student directions explaining the simulation
- Templates for students to write bills
- Scoring sheet for student progress
- Sample bills to help explain how students should write bills
- Download the preview for more information
- Everything you need is included. No Prep, just print and go!
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