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In this interactive game from iCivics, students play a member of Congress from the state of their choice. They pick an issue that's important to them and their constituents and take it all the way through the law-making process. If they're successful, they'll have a bill they can print and show off! This game can be played during a lesson on the law-making process for reinforcement or after as an assessment.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 12
United States Government
11 ) Evaluate constitutional provisions of the legislative branch of the government of the United States, including checks by the legislative branch on other branches of government.

•  Comparing rules of operations and hierarchies of Congress, including roles of the Speaker of the House, the Senate President Pro Tempore, majority and minority leaders, and party whips
•  Identifying the significance of Congressional committee structure and types of committees
•  Tracing the legislative process, including types of votes and committee action, from a bill's presentation to presidential action

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.USG.AAS.12.11- Define legislative branch of government; identify the major roles and/or responsibilities of the legislative branch of government, recognize the legislative branch is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate and identify the differences between them.
SS.USG.AAS.12.11a- List in chronological order the steps by which a bill becomes a law.

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Author: Ginger Boyd