E-Congress is a multi-phase simulation that guides students step-by-step through the legislative process.
This interactive E-Congress project is run by Youth Leadership Initiative.
These are the student objectives that will be met according to the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum:
||Federal (Congress- House of
Representatives & Senate),
State (General Assembly –
House of Delegates & State
Senate), and Local
Structure, Powers, Selection
of Leaders and the Electoral Process.
• Describe the bicameral structure,
powers and organization of the
United States Congress and the
Maryland General Assembly.
• Describe legislative tools that can
be used during the law making
process, such as filibuster,
conference committees, and overriding
Students will describe the bicameral structure, powers and organization of the U.S. Congress in order to demonstrate an understanding of Article I of the U.S. Constitution. (1.1.2)
Students will describe legislative tools that can be used during the law making process, such as filibusters, conference committees, and overriding a veto in order to demonstrating an understanding of the lawmaking process.(1.1.2k)
Students will research and draft original legislation in order to apply knowledge about the lawmaking process.
Students will identify the differences between local, state, and national issues in order to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of levels of government.
Students will demonstrate organizational and writing skills in order to demonstrate the ability to draft original legislation.
Students will identify how constituents can influence the policy-making process in order to demonstrate an understanding of the role of citizens in a democracy.
Click on one of the following links to begin the process of E-Congress.
Created by: Jaclyn Gottschfor ET630 on July 23, 2007