Introduction to Congress
California Content Standard 12.4.1
SWBAT identify the roles of the legislative branch as outlined in the Constitution, eligibility to hold office, and the length of terms.
- a bicameral legislature
- terms and sessions
- House of Representatives
- Apportionment and Wesberry vs. Sanders
- Eligibility and Benefits
1. Warm Up (Start a K-W-L for Congress)
2. Power Point and Cloze Notes: Introduction to Congress
3. Handout: Gerrymandering and Apportionment
The resources in this lesson are intended to be completed over 1-2 90 minute class periods with time for Think-Pair-Share and plenty of discussion in between topics. Please do not attempt this in a traditional 50 minute class period. Your kids will hate you for it.