Legislative Process Lesson Plan
Introduce the Home Page and the video I made to tell a little more about myself and the project. Have a printout of the checklist for each student so they can start to get a little more understanding of what is going to be expected of them. Give a brief explanation of what is going to be happening, but don’t begin teaching anything yet
This is when you will prompt with the essential question section. Start to give a brief explanation of how our government was set up in the Constitution. Give which Articles/Sections set up each branch of government and what the specific responsibilities are for each section. Give a brief overview of which section creates laws and which enforces them. Then, have them think about some laws they know about and write a 2-paragraph reflection.
Days Three and Four
Have them write a 3-paragraph reflection of what they learned in this video, including any other questions they have. If your students are feeling confused and need more guided explanation, start with the PowerPoint next. If they seem as though they are ok with the information they’ve learned, give them the link for an online explanation that they can go at their own pace. Then, give out the worksheet for them to fill out with what they’ve learned. It’ll also be available on the website if (when) they lose it somewhere between school and home. Check the worksheet for 1) accuracy 2) completion and give grades appropriately.
Show what you know section. Give a detailed explanation of what they are going to be doing in their project. Give them time to get into a group of two or three (or assign it to them if necessary). Then, explain how to use the application they will be using with this project. Answer any questions they may have and be prepared to explain it again if necessary. Show the example pictures but stress that these projects do not have to be overly perfect! Don’t have them freak out!