ERIC Number: ED450062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about the U.S. Congress. ERIC Digest.
Vontz, Thomas S.; Drake, Sarah E.
This digest addresses teaching about the U.S. Congress. The digest addresses the constitutional foundations of the U.S. Congress, including the Virginia Plan, the New Jersey Plan, representation, bicameralism, and the balance of power between state and federal government and among the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the federal government; discusses the evolution of the U.S. Congress from its inception to the present day, including comparisons of days in session, average length of bills, and number of bills passed; and annotates five Internet resources for teaching about the U.S. Congress. (BB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Governmental Structure, Legislators, Political Issues, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), United States History
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution