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October 7

I can describe the structure, terms and qualifications of the US Congress and its members.

SA 1

V 1-4 


October 8

I can list the expressed powers of the US Congress.

SA 2

V 9-15 



October 9

I can critique the process of reappointment. 

SA 2-3

V 5-8   


October 10

I can explain the use of committees in the US Congress.

SA 4 

V 9-12

October 12

I can describe how Congress carries out its essential law making functions.


V 13-17

October 15

I can compare how and when leadership in the House and Senate are chosen. 


V 18-22



October 16

I can compare the roles of the head of officers of the Senate and the House.


V 23-26


October 21

I can trace the process by which a bill is passed in the House of Representatives.


SA 5

V 27-30



October 22

I can compare and contrast how a bill is passed in the Senate compared to the House.


SA 6

V 31-34


October 23

I can compare the differences between the terms and election of representatives and senators.  


SA 7

V 35-40

October 24

I can show how Congress carries out its essential law making functions. 



October 25

Legislative Hearing

October 28

The Legislative Branch Unit Review


October 29

The Legislative Branch Unit Exam

October 30


Quizlet Vocabulary

Prezi Notes

Registering to Vote

Senate Updates

House Updates

Freedome to Study Act

Pass Guidlines Bill

video Introduction to the Legislative Branch   --  Be sure you can identify the five functions of the legislative branch after watching this short clip.
document Self Reflection   --  Download and type responses. Due at the end of the hour.
document Idealism and the Legislative Branch   --  To be scored proficient by Wednesday November 1st, 2017.
document Persuasive Essay   --  To be scored as proficient by Wednesday November 1st, 2017.
document Building Tommie Culture Bill Fall 2017   --  Attached is a copy of the final draft of last fall's bill. Please reference if you are struggling to articulate your ideas. Sentence starters such as "Where as the current rule states..." or "In an attempt to alleviate the...." or "We the House of Representatives/Senate propose...".