Learning Goal: Students will understand how a bill becomes a laws at the federal level.
With your groups, we are going to analyze the video below see if we can figure out the steps for a bill to become a law, according to the legislative branch. The lyrics to the song are located under the video to the right. You may take notes on a scrap paper and be prepared to share your analysis with the class!
What to look for:
- Key steps do you think make up the the bill-law process?
- Who do you think is in charge and of what function?
Now that we have analyzed how a bill becomes a law, thanks to Bill the bill, we are going to looking into OWNING the process. You and your shoulder partner need to create a PicCollage or an Educreation video depicting the process of how a bill becomes a law.
NOTE: Use pictures and strong descriptions to depict the process.
Read through the timeline of events which led to the Government Shutdown...how do you think this happened? How could it have been prevented? What steps in the law making process is the Congress currently in? You can answer these questions on Edmodo for supplemental credit on your Three Branch Tasks grade.