Teachers can find videos, lesson plans, activities, and documents to help students gain a better understanding of the structure of Congress. 



 

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Structure of Congress

by Jenny Sitkin

A lesson plan that examines the structure of Congress and the legislative process.
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Congress in the Modern Era

by Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION

Congress was designed to be a slow and deliberative body with the intention that it provide stability and place the public interest at the center of its decisions. Over time, however, Congress has changed and become a less deliberative body, focusing more on individual members' interests rather than the interests of the nation as a whole.
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A video about the legislative branch.
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Students learn the concepts of representation, separation of powers, and the constitutional role of Congress by assembling a visual model depicting 20 congressional actions, analyzing primary sources, and answering questions. These activities support a discussion about Congress\'s constitutional role.
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A lesson plan that examines the basics behind the bicameral legislature.
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The Redistricting Game

by Jenny Sitkin

The Redistricting Game is designed to educate, engage, and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting.
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A link to the Interactive Constitution that allows users to explore Article II of the U.S. Constitution to learn more about the executive branch.
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A four-minute video overview of the legislative branch.
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