The Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center | General Assembly
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General Assembly

Let’s Make It A State Law

The General Assembly (Role-Playing)

In a mirror program to Let’s Make It A Law, this hands-on program allows your class to become the state general assembly and take on an issue at a state level.  Who are the key players?  What are the differences between a state representative and a state senator?   Your students will learn the process by which a state law is made.  They will learn the key players at the state level.  Finally, your students will learn the difference which would make an issue a matter of the state government rather than the federal government.

Your Students Will Learn:

  • The role of the General Assembly in state government
  • The path of a bill through the General Assembly
  • Amending bills
  • The houses of the General Assembly
  • The role of committees
  • The role of the Speaker of the House
  • The role of the Governor and Lt. Governor in the law-making process
  • The role of the public in the law-making process

Indiana State Standards For Social Studies:
4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7