Congress and the Constitution
Model House of Representatives Project
This lesson provides the scaffolding for you to conduct a simulation of the United States House of Representatives with your class! They will draft and advocate for legislation, work in committees, and carry out duties of legislative officers, and consider and vote on legislation. Through this experience they will gain a better understanding of how the House of Representatives functions and better appreciate the challenges faced by legislators.
A set of actions and habits necessary for the safe, effective, and mutually beneficial participation in a society.
Reasoned and respectful sharing of ideas between individuals is the primary way people influence change in society/government, and is essential to maintain self-government.
Citizens are best able to pursue happiness when government is confined to those powers which protect their life, liberty, and property.
Majority Rule / Minority Rights
Laws may be made with the consent of the majority but only to the point where they do not infringe on the inalienable rights of the minority.
Representative / Republican Government
Form of government in which the people are sovereign (the ultimate source of power) and authorize representatives to make and carry out laws.