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Updated Version!

I always play these all the way through before assigning them, and while this one isn't as exciting as the President one, I think it was a REALLY good way of showing off the entire process needed to make a bill into a law. Most students do not realize the extent of hearings, clauses, and how important it is to garner support, and the new updated 2020 version of this really makes you think and tweak your bill to try and get the most support. I used it with high schoolers, who love that it's a game but also genuinely learn from it. I think it could definitely be used from middle to high school-it never hurts to have a little fun with the older kids for once too!
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Great Start to How a Bill Becomes a Law......A Little Childish for High School

I think overall this could be a great way to intro how a bill becomes a law. It adds in lots of steps such as adding amendments, conference committee, and the presidents signature into a game. I would love to see them make the process a little closer to what Congress actually is. There is no committee process before the party vote.. I think you could make party preference play more into it. The biggest issue overall though is that the bills presented are just childish. This is a high school subject that is often taught in 12th grade. If they could make the bills more real world, it would go a long way to help the game. I also would like to see companies move away from Flash with the massive adoptions of Ipads in schools
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