Writing a Bill

Civics Lesson
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Grade Level:
High School

How Do I Write a Bill?

When a change in the law is desired, whether at the community, state, or national level, people need to understand the processes of making that desired change, a bill, into a law. Submitting a bill for consideration by the legislature involves writing, revising and sharing bills with a focus on passing them in a Senate hearing.

About the Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will brainstorm to identify changes they believe are important for improving their school community. They will read a Sample Bill, examine a Bill Writing Template, and begin drafting their own bills as the first step toward legislation that will change some aspect of their school community.

Standard(s):

D2.Civ.3.6-8

Objective(s):

  • Brainstorm a list of changes they would like to see in their school community.
  • Write a bill that could be passed through legislation.

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