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The Legislative Branch

Objectives:  


  • Analyze the purposes, organization, functions, and processes of the legislative branch as enumerated in
    Article I of the Constitution.
  • Identify and research various viewpoints on significant public policy issues.
  • Locate, analyze, and use various forms of evidence, information, and sources about a significant public
    policy issue.
  • Evaluate, take, and defend positions about the formation and implementation of a current public policy issue, and examine ways to participate in the decision making process about the issue.
  • Analyze various forms of political communication using criteria like logical validity, factual accuracy and/or omission, emotional appeal, distorted evidence, and appeals to bias or prejudice.
  • Use case studies and examples to examine tensions between the three branches of government




Architect of the US Capitol, "United States Capitol, North Wing," August 26, 2011. 
Accessed August 14, 2013 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/uscapitol/>.

Links:

The Redistricting Game

ProPublica Expose on Redistricting (including the Redistricting Music Video)

Boston Symphony Orchestra Responds to Kennedy Assassination

Details of the Legislative Process (the video that corresponds to the material used in class on 11.25)

LegiQuest Scavenger Hunt

Lawcraft Online Game

Government Oversight via C-Span

Government Oversight via YouTube