Once students understand how bills become law, it's helpful for them to dig deeper and analyze legislative bills. In this activity, students are required to research a bill and create a Frayer Model that visualizes a bill or resolution in either the U.S Senate or House of Representatives.
Students should answer the following questions in corresponding boxes of their storyboard.
Directions For Students:
Additional Information: In order to successfully accomplish this activity, teachers should browse the website beforehand to comfortably navigate the bills and resolutions page. Teachers should reinforce that most bills are created to either solve a problem or facilitate a facet of society. As the website is constantly updated with new bills and resolutions, teachers should encourage students to avoid certain bills (giving permission for a champion sports team to see the President of the United States, for example) and encourage them to find a bill or resolution that is truly geared at improving society.
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Create a frayer model analyzing a legislative bill that you chose from the website your teacher provided.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or GroupCommon Core Standards