How a Bill Becomes a Law

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Our How a Bill Becomes a Law Lesson Plan guides students through the process of how a bill becomes a law in the United States.  This interactive lesson spans multiple class sessions while leveraging collaborative learning as students complete the hands-on activity to reinforce understanding of the concept.

How a Bill Becomes a Law Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about How a Bill Becomes a Law Lesson
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law Lesson Practice Worksheets
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law Lesson Word Problem worksheet
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 5-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels

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Description

Our How a Bill Becomes a Law Lesson Plan guides students through the process of how a bill becomes a law in the United States.  This interactive lesson spans multiple class sessions while leveraging collaborative learning as students complete the hands-on activity to reinforce understanding of the concept.

Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction Sample:

  1. Ask: What do you think the House of Representatives and Senate do in their positions?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce bills becoming laws is the responsibility of Congress.
  3. Distribute How a Bill Becomes a Law content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Save the final question for the closing of the lesson, telling students to think about it for a future discussion. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Distribute Activity page. Read and review all of the instructions and steps with the class. Place the students in groups of 4 or 5, preferably an odd number. Depending on your class, three in a group may work as well.
  5. The activity may take up to two class sessions if done correctly. You may wish to time the students for each step.

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Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

Want more social studies resources? Check out our other Social Studies Lesson Plans!

Additional information

Grade Level

5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Social Studies

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04/03/2019
Katherine S.
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How a Bill Becomes a Law

Used components for a 3 hour workshop and the content was convenient and engaging!

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04/02/2019
Stephanie T.
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How a Bill Becomes a Law

Thank you! This was a great resource as a "Bellringer" activity to review for a test.

AG
07/05/2017
Amy G.
US

Great Supplement

Thank you for the great History Supplement! I would recommend it to anyone!