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Fully outlined lesson with step by step instructions for teacher to facilitate mock congress session.
Contains 2 handouts - 1 with session instructions and 1 reflection assignment.
I used this lesson to scaffold understanding of how the legislative branch functions. Students really got into it because I had a policy where the laws that they passed could become classroom laws for the rest of the term.
Very effective, hands-on learning!!
Keywords: legislative branch, congress, senate, separation of powers, checks & balances, how a bill becomes a law.