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House of Representatives The Senate Making Laws The Veto

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Congressional Districts: 109th Congress - Worksheet
http://www.congressforkids.net/games/
houseofrep/congdistricts.htm

Learn more about gerrymandering and how it relates to the reapportionment and redistricting of congressional seats by completing the printable worksheet and using printable maps of the congressional districts - 109th Congress.

Election Projections: Exploring What’s at Stake in the Battle for the Senate
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/election-projections-exploring-whats-at-stake-in-the-battle-for-the-senate/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0#more-151204
On Nov. 4, the country will once again head to the polls (or at least, about 45 percent of eligible voters will). President Obama has two years left in his term, and the House is solidly controlled by the Republicans, but the Senate is where the real action seems to be this year. Pundits are guessing that the Senate may switch hands, with Republicans wresting control from Democrats for the first time since the 2006 election. Is that a big deal? Should we care?

In this lesson, students will predict the Senate outcome, fill out their own ballots, and consider what’s at stake in these elections. We also offer several ideas for going further, including investigating campaign strategies and researching candidates.

Government Puzzle
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/teacher_lessons/3branches/25.htm
Crossword puzzle

How a Bill Becomes a Law
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/teacher_lessons/3branches/15c.htm
Information and tasks about how both parts of the legislative branch are involved in the lawmaking process.

Knowing About Congress
http://www.flashcardexchange.com/flashcards/view/216306
Find out how much you already know about Congress, or learn as you go, using the online flashcards that you can flip through, print in a variety of formats with custom fonts and font sizes, or download to a Palm Pilot or Windows CE device.

The Legislative Branch
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/teacher_lessons/3branches/9.htm
Read "The Legislative Branch" and complete the tasks as individuals or partners using the suggested web sites.

Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will
http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/polisci/patterson/
olc/stu/graphics/xwords/xword07.html

Crossword Puzzle

Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will
http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/polisci/patterson/
olc/stu/graphics/sims/sim07.htm

Redistricting simulation

Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will
http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/polisci/patterson/
olc/stu/sa07.htm

Self-assessment multiple-choice and true/false quizzes

Senate Seeker
http://www.senateseeker.com/
An online game where you actually create a candidate and run for Senate! You can run ads to either strengthen yourself or to attack your opponent, you can give speeches about various issues, you can sell out to interest groups, you can fundraise to get money, you can prepare for the debates, and you can visit actual schools.

The Senate - Voice of the States
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/teacher_lessons/
3branches/12.htm

Read "The Senate -- Voice of the States" and complete the tasks as individuals or partners using the suggested web sites.

U.S. Capitol Virtual Tour
http://www.senate.gov/vtour/index.html
U.S. Capitol Virtual Tour is an interactive, user-friendly, comprehensive and integrated multimedia tour of the U.S. Capitol.  It includes panorama views and historical information about the rooms of the U.S. Capitol, as well as information about the objects found in those rooms.  This tour will leave you with the feel of an actual visit to the U.S. Capitol and serves to provide a unique "Capitol" experience.

Worksheet - The Legislative Branch
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/teacher_lessons/
3branches/13.htm

Fill in the blanks in the sentences and complete the extra credit research.

Worksheet - Questions for The Senate - Voice of the States
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/teacher_lessons/3branches/13.htm
Fill in the blanks in the sentences.

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On March 4, 1909, the presidential inauguration took place in the Senate chamber because of a blizzard.

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


Word Spy
Word Spy


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