This lesson provides the scaffolding for you to conduct a simulation of the United States House of Representatives with your class! They will draft and advocate for legislation, work in committees, and carry out duties of legislative officers, and consider and vote on legislation. Through this experience they will gain a better understanding of how the House of Representatives functions and better appreciate the challenges faced by legislators.
Lesson plan PDF includes all handouts:
Handout A: Background Essay
Handout B: America’s Great Debates
Handout C: Position Assignment Cards
Handout D: Elections!
Introductory Essay Founding Principles, Virtues, and Glossary