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Meet the Clerk
Learn About Congress
How Laws are Made
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Parents and Teachers

Lesson Plan Library
bulletHow a Bill Becomes a Law
Students will gain an understanding of the legislative process and how to read and research legislation using various Congressional internet resources.

bulletThe First Day of Congress
This lesson plan is designed to provide students with an interactive lesson on some of the activities of Members-elect at the beginning of a new Congress.

bulletMock Debate and Vote
Structure a debate over a mock resolution "providing for starting the school day at 11 am for middle-school and high-school students." The debate concludes with a mock vote.

bulletWrite to a Member of Congress
Students will learn how to identify and contact their Representative and how to address a letter or an email message to their Representative.

bullet"Take Home the House" activity booklet
Downloadable activity booklet (PDF format) that includes a House Chamber you can decorate, a word puzzle, a maze, coloring pages, and the Capitol Cap.


Parents & Teachers
Tools for Learning

Did You Know?
A Little Known Fact
The Clerk is in charge of the display of fine arts in the House and House wing of the Capitol! Learn more in Time Warp: Art.

Check This Out!
Take a Trip!
Find your state statue! Go on a Field Trip to Statuary Hall.

Glossary Terms
Key Words
Use the glossary to learn key terms.

Joint Resolution
Roll Call

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