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A basic lesson on law in the United States.
 

HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW

 

A reading comprehension lesson on how a bill becomes a law. This lesson outlines the entire bill making process from the conception of an idea to the signature of the President or 2/3 vote by Congress to make the bill a law. Includes a printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

Suggested Grades:

4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

By completing this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW U.S. GOVERNMENT LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the How a Bill Becomes a Law reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.

 

Excerpt from passage

America is run by many rules. These rules are called laws. There are thousands of laws. Some laws are small laws that only affect certain areas. These laws affect specific cities or states. Other laws are bigger. These laws affect the entire country.

Laws are not just picked and made by one person. In truth, the government has developed a large process. This process must be followed to make a law. A law starts out as an idea and has to work its way up to being a law. The process can be a long one but all laws have to go through it.

Laws begin as an idea. Anyone has the ability to create an idea that could later become a law. Once a person has that idea, they go and tell other people. This makes sense because when someone comes up with a good idea it is natural to want to tell other people. The idea will not have a chance to become a law until someone tells the right people. If you have a great idea and want it to become a law then you would need to tell a congressperson.

If the congressperson you speak to likes your idea then it will have a chance to go even further. If the congressperson likes the idea enough, they will sponsor your idea. This means that they will take your idea and tell other congress people and lawmakers.

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How a Bill Becomes a Law Government Lesson

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 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

 

 

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