10/12/ 10 Grade: 3rd through 5th grade
Claire Drake Subject: Social Studies
"How a Bill Becomes a Law"
Social Studies

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1.Students will describe the two houses of Congress and their roles in the legislative process.
2.Students will describe the process on how a bill becomes a law.
3. Students will summarize the president's role in the legislative process.
Teacher Objectives-
1. The learner will identify the two houses of Congress and their role.
2.The learner will identify the process on a bill becoming a law.
3.The learn will identify the presidents role in the legislative process.
Computer, Powerpoint presentation, Star-board projector, Screen, Flow chart
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

1. Review 'What is a Law" and "Who Makes Laws?'
2. Introduction: "What do you think a Bill is?"

3.Show the school house rock video of How a Bill Becomes a law. http://en.sevenload.com/videos/8URMeDH-Schoolhouse-Rock-How-a-Bill-Becomes-a-Law

2. Lesson Progression-

1.Activity: "How a Bill Becomes a Law"
Choose one student to be the President and separate him/her from the student. Give that student the sign that says "President". Choose another student to be the bill and stick the Post-It note that says "bill" on him/her. Divide the remainder of the students into two groups, one larger group (give that group the "House" sign) and a proportionately smaller group (give that group the "Senate" sign).

3. Guided Practice-

Walk (literally make "the bill" student walk) through the process of becoming a lawy Demonstrate the process of the bill being introduced, going through a committee, passing one house, going to the next house, committee, and then to president. Explain the actions the President can take

4. Student Practice-

Students will work in pairs to draw a flow chart that explains how a bill becomes a law.

5. Learner Accommodations-

1. Mixed ability grouping.
2. Assistive technology for students who need it.
3. Students grouped in pairs.

6. Assessment-

Discussion/Review with students what was learned on "How a bill becomes a law?"

7. Lesson Closure-

Powerpoint presentation will be presented to review what was learned.
Measuring Student Progress-
Informal Observation by teacher as the lesson progresses.
Reflection will be done after lesson is taught to see if reteaching needs to take place.

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)