is an excellent means of introducing the Legislative Branch of the national government to students!
Beginning with the requirements for serving in the House and Senate, the PowerPoint guides students through an understanding of congressional districts
, and population trends
(i.e.: why certain states are gaining representatives while others are losing). Students are able to view a map of the United States with each congressional district, and can discuss why districts are different sizes and different shapes. Finally, students are given a brief overview of gerrymandering
Although the presentation includes slides pertaining specifically to congressional districts in California, these can be adjusted as needed.
The PowerPoint is saved using a Calibri font and includes custom animation, both of which can be adjusted as needed.
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