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How a Bill Becomes a Law Discuss this eTheme.

Learn more about how bills become laws and about the 2010 Health Care Reform Act. Lesson plans, quizzes, and interactive sites are included. Also included are eThemes resources on historic U.S. documents including the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution.

Grades

  • 4,
  • 5

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This 55-page PDF file is the official health care reform bill passed by Congress in January 2010.
This lesson plan gives ideas for how teachers can incorporate health care reform discussions and understanding in their classrooms.
Learn the process behind how a bill becomes a law in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This three-part quiz helps students learn how bills can move quickly or slowly into become laws.
Learn more about how a bill becomes a law in Missouri, as well as other legislative information. Click on "Puzzles and Games" for word searches, word scrambles, and more. NOTE: The puzzles and games page does not open in Firefox.
Learn more about how a bill becomes a law in Missouri, as well as other legislative information with this illustrated PDF file.
This animated video teaches you how a bill becomes a law. NOTE: This site requires a free subscription.
This animated video teaches you how a bill becomes a law. NOTE: This site requires a free subscription.
On this site are 12 other links to U.S. Government sites appropriate for school aged students.
These sites are about the Bill of Rights, which are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. View the actual document and read each amendment. Includes ideas for classroom activities about the amendments and what they mean to Americans. A link to an eThemes Resource on the U.S. Constitution is included.
Read Thomas Jefferson's drafts and final version of the Declaration of Independence and see an image of the original document. Includes biographies on the signers, plus paintings that depict the scene. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on the Revolutionary War where you can learn about the events that led up to the signing.
These sites cover the history of the Constitution of the United States. Includes information about the Constitution's signers and the Articles of Confederation, a document that some consider the original constitution. Classroom activity ideas are included. There are links to eThemes Resources on the branches of government and the Bill of Rights.

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