The legislative branch, or Congress, is responsible for making the laws. Congress is made up of two parts: the Senate and the House of Representatives. In order to understand how the government works, it is important for students to know the roles of each of these legislative bodies. Comparing and contrasting is a great way for students to grasp the differences, and better understand the process of creating laws. For this activity, students will create a chart comparing the Senate and the House. To differentiate, teachers may can provide students with a list of areas to compare, and have them choose.
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Objective: Create a chart comparing the Senate and the House of Representatives.