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How a Bill Becomes a Law

Subtitle: An Introduction to our Democractic Form of Government
Publication Author: Wake County Bar Association
Publication Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Publication Type: NCBA Publications
Publication Categories: Civics
Publication URL: N/A
Suggested Grade Level(s): Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade
Description: Show the "I'm Just a Bill" and "Three-Ring Government" Schoolhouse Rock video to the children to illustrate the basic principles of bill passage and how the government is set up. Speak briefly about the process. The "homework" for the children is to decide what "State" they represent, come up with a mock bill on anything and three reasons why the bill should become a law. Time: 2 class periods
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