This lesson teaches students about the structure and powers of Congress. How Congress is set up, the Constitutional requirements to serve in Congress, enumerated powers, implied powers, and non-legislative powers. Includes the "necessary & proper clause" and Senate confirmation of treaties and presidential appointments. DOES NOT teach the law-making process or committees which will be in the next lesson.
• Completed lesson plan with step-by-step instructions
• PowerPoint presentations
• Smart-board activity
• State Exam Practice Test
• Graphic Organizer idea
• Bell ringers
Check out the YouTube video The Legislative Branch - Congress that goes with this lesson @ Mr. Raymond’s Civics EOC Academy YouTube channel:
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Mr. Raymond’s Civics E.O.C. Academy was designed for students taking the Florida Civics End-of-Course (EOC) Exam. However, as many states are implementing Civics Exams, these videos will work for all students of Civics, US Government, and US History. Currently students have to pass a civics state exam in order to graduate in Idaho, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, North Dakota, Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah – as well as state social studies tests such as Texas’ STAAR exam, as well as Virginia’s Civics SOL exam. These videos look at all of the civics benchmarks that will be tested on most state civics exams.