The President and Congress
American Congress Government Simulation
In American Congress you get to play as a Representative, Mayor, or Governor. In the game, you basically simulate the wide-ranging and complex American government. It's in your hands whether you want to legalize abortion, declare war on a small country, or destroy your political rivals!
Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget
Today your students are in charge of the nation’s finances. Some of their options have short-term savings and some have more long-term savings. When they have closed the budget gaps for both 2015 and 2030, they are done. Have them make their own plan, then share it online!
For most of its history, the U.S. Congress has been a largely
white male affair. As the membership becomes more diverse, test
your wits about those who broke ground.
Get a Pencil. You’re Tackling the Deficit
No computer? Download the PDF interactive graphic and just follow the directions to right the nation’s finances.
Leadership Positions in Congress
WebQuest - Using the Corporate Accountability
law signed by President Bush on July 30, 2002, this WebQuest compares
the legislative path taken by this legislation to the typical textbook
depiction of how a bill becomes law.
Public Critcisms of Congress
In this Public Criticisms module, you will hear many of the common criticisms of Congress via "man on the street" videos. You will then be able to hear what some Congressional experts have to say about those criticisms. You will vote on whether you agree or disagree with what the public and the experts are saying, and see how other users voted on the criticisms. There are additional research resources and polling data for each of the 15 criticisms.
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