(FLEX: Class 1) U.S. American Constitution & Govt: Legislative Branch – The Congress

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This is (Class 1 of a 4-Part) Social Studies, Civics, Law course covering 4 Topics within the general topic of American (U.S.) Government. (**THIS CLASS DOES NOT MEET LIVE – THIS IS A SELF-PACED FLEX CLASS**)

Hello and welcome to U.S. American Government – The Congress!

This is “Class 1” of a (4-Part) Social Studies, Civics, Law course in which students learn aspects of how the U.S. Government System works in 4 action-filled lessons on the following topics:

– CLASS 1 : The Legislative Branch (The Congress) – Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution
– CLASS 2 : The Executive Branch (The Presidency) – Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution
– CLASS 3 : The Judicial Branch (The Judiciary) – Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution
– CLASS 4 : U.S. Foreign & Domestic Policy

Each “CLASS” is divided into four (4) or more sessions, which are delivered through Nearpod. Premade videos and all activities for each session are loaded and students are prompted to continue through each activity all within the Nearpod Platform. A link will be provided for each of the Nearpod Session set forth below.

In (this class) Class 1: (The Congress) we will conduct the following in 5 Sessions:

— SESSION 1 DESCRIPTION: In this Session, we start off with an introduction to the legislative branch and identification of the 2 chambers of congress: the House of Representatives & the Senate. We will learn about the following in Session 1: Origins of Congress; Chambers of Congress; Functions of Congress; The House and Senate Compared; Powers of Congress.

SESSION 1 ACTIVITIES:
— Video 1
— Quiz questions 1 through 5
— Video 2
— Quiz questions 6 through 12

— SESSION 2 DESCRIPTION: In Session 2, we will begin the process of making legislation from the very start by selecting our congressional district. In this part of the legislative process, we will learn about different congressional districts and how to distinguish between geographic demographics such as: rural, suburban, urban. We will also learn how to distinguish the difference between income demographics such as: low, medium, & high income. Then we will learn how to distinguish the difference between age demographics such as: young, adult, and older.

SESSION 2 ACTIVITIES:
— Video 1
— Quiz questions 13 through 18
— Video 2

— SESSION 3 DESCRIPTION: Now that we have information about our congressional district, we will read letters from constituents. We will use the constituent letters to conduct an analysis of the demographic makeup of our district. Once we have established the demographic makeup of our congressional district, we will use the information to select the best issue for our legislative bill because passing bills on issues that are popular in our district will increase the likelihood that we will be re-elected!

SESSION 3 ACTIVITIES:
— Video 1 – Constituent Letter 1
— Quiz Question 19 Constituent Age Demographic
— Video 2
— Quiz Question 20 Constituent Geographic Demographic
— Video 3
— Quiz Question 21 Constituent Income Demographic
— Video 4 – Constituent Letter 2
— Quiz Question 22 Constituent Age Demographic
— Video 5
— Quiz Question 23 Constituent Geographic Demographic
— Video 6
— Quiz Question 24 Constituent Income Demographic
— Video 7 – Constituent Letter 3
— Quiz Question 25 Constituent Age Demographic
— Video 8
— Quiz Question 26 Constituent Geographic Demographic
— Video 9
— Quiz Question 27 Constituent Income Demographic
— Video 10 – Select Best Constituent Issue for Our Bill from the 3 Letters based on the demographics of our district
— Quiz Questions 28 thru 29

— SESSION 4 DESCRIPTION: Now that we have selected the issue for our congressional bill, it is now time to introduce our bill on the floor of the House of Representatives and conduct hearings. We will select the best speaker to convince colleagues who represent congressional districts with different values to compromise and vote for our bill. Once we have enough support for our bill, we will put the bill on the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote.

SESSION 4 ACTIVITIES:
— Video 1 – Introduction of bill on House Floor and Introduction of Speakers to Conduct Hearings on our Bill
— Quiz Question 30 – Select Best Speaker to Conduct Hearings
— Video 2 – Introduction of Speakers to Conduct Hearings on our Bill
— Quiz Question 31 – Select Best Speaker to Conduct Hearings
— Video 3 – Introduction of Speakers to Conduct Hearings on our Bill
— Quiz Question 32 – Select Best Speaker to Conduct Hearings
— Video 4 – Introduction of Speakers to Conduct Hearings on our Bill
— Quiz Question 33 – Select Best Speaker to Conduct Hearings
— Video 5 – Vote on Bill and send to Senate

— SESSION 5 DESCRIPTION: Now that our bill has passed in the House of Representatives, we need pass the same bill in the Senate. After sending our bill over to the Senate, we will learn what happens when the Senate proposes changes to the bill. In this Session, we will conduct additional floor hearings in the House until we meet the requirements of the Senate (and) we have enough votes to pass the bill. Upon meeting the requirements of the Senate, we know we can pass identical bills in both the House and the Senate.

SESSION 5 ACTIVITIES:
— Video 1 – Introduction of Senate Requirements and Introduction of Speakers to Conduct Hearings on our Bill
— Quiz Question 34 – Select Best Speaker to Conduct Hearings
— Video 2 – Introduction of Speakers to Conduct Hearings on our Bill
— Quiz Question 35 – Select Best Speaker to Conduct Hearings
— Video 3 – Final Speaker and Final Vote
— Quiz Question 36 thru 37 – Final Quiz Questions
— Video 4 – Conclusion

So, you’ll want to take this course so can learn all of the fun and exciting details about how the U.S. American Government works!

Now! Doesn’t this all sound very exciting??? Well! Let’s get started!




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