This article from the New York Times describes the events leading to the historic change of rules allowing babies on the Senate floor after Senator Tammy Duckworth becomes the first senator to give birth while in office. Following this informational article are ten critical thinking and discussion questions (the last question being a short writing prompt).
This resource is intended for an ELAR class for analyzing an informational text, but it can also be used in a social studies/government class.
Skills covered in this resource:
--Evaluating the effectiveness of "hooks" in an introduction
--Understanding new words in context
--Comprehension of an informational text
--Literary Devices: Juxtaposition
--Analyzing phrases for double meanings
--Evaluating the credibility of arguments
--Personal response/reflection on current events