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576New Lesson Plan: Standing Committee Chest: Understanding the Standing Committees of Congress

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  • Cindy Koeppel
    Dec 16, 2008
      * NEW LESSON PLAN *

      During The Dirksen Center's annual Congress in the Classroom® workshop - http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_programs_CongressClassroom.htm - participants are asked to introduce the lesson plans, resources, and techniques that have proven successful in teaching about Congress in their classrooms. A 2008 participant, Sara Piotrowski, Plainfield Central High School, Plainfield, IL, presented a lesson entitled, "Standing Committee Chest: Understanding the Standing Committees of Congress."

      This lesson will address the role of standing committees in Congress. Students will learn how to depict the standing committees in Congress kinesthetically and visually. They will be able to explain why each committee is important to Congress and analyze the difference between standing and select committees.

      Find "Standing Committee Chest: Understanding the Standing Committees of Congress" at: http://www.congresslink.org/print_lp_standingcommittee.htm.

      Cindy Koeppel
      ckoeppel@...

      The Dirksen Congressional Center
      2815 Broadway
      Pekin, IL 61554
      http://www.dirksencongressionalcenter.org