HoR x 12 (select a speaker – female Nancy Pelosi )
Senate x 6 (select a speaker)
Supreme Court x 3
President/Executive x 4 (choose a Bush and an Obama)
Ask pupils some left/right wing questions to split them into Republicans or democrats.
Create groups that give the congress a majority of Democrats
Print of this power point so groups can identify the visual pictures of each part of federal Government and their powers – you can run through the ppt on screen to give instructions and define SOP.
Discuss each bill, click pics for links to you tube clips, get groups to discuss each bill asking democrats and republicans to take the appropriate view (some pupils may wish to be bi-partisan)
Get speakers of congress to introduce bill one and vote on them both should pass if you have enough democrats
Obama will not veto own bill and SC likely not to object
Introduce bill two – congress likely to pass – Executive will veto – congress may overrule – SC may find unconstitutional (against human rights/ethics)
Introduce bill three – congress may pass – Obama likely not to veto – SC should state it is unconstitutional (if doing this with Higher they should point out that to change the constitution it requires a 2/3rds vote from congress and support from state governments too – point this out afterwards to classes)