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Committees
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Committees improve the organization of the Senate and House of Representatives. Members of Congress cannot be experts on all issues. For this reason, the Senate and House of Representatives developed committees that focus on particular subjects.

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08/11/2022
Discover the U.S. Capitol  -  Student Activity Guide
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With engaging activities related to locations in the Capitol as well as American history in general, Discover the U.S. Capitol is intended for upper-level elementary-school-aged students who can use it before or after they visit the Capitol.

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History
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Activity/Lab
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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Date Added:
08/11/2022
The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862
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The D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act was an important and symbolic victory. It was part of a larger struggle over the meaning and practice of freedom and citizenship. What does it mean to be a participating member of society? What does freedom and citizenship mean?

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Date Added:
08/11/2022
The Frieze of American History
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What historic events are featured in the Frieze of American History? How do these moments reflect both the history of our nation and the time within which they were selected to be included in the Frieze?

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Arts and Humanities
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Lesson Plan
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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Date Added:
08/11/2022
How Your State Gets Its Seats
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Congressional Apportionment: The United States Senate consists of how many members? The answer is fairly simple: with two members apiece representing each of the fifty states, the total is one hundred. How about the House of Representatives? The answer is much more complicated.

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History
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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Date Added:
08/11/2022
Limiting Child Labor: Providing for the General Welfare
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How does Congress gather information, and how does it use that information to create legislation? How can this research impact the lives of Americans in both the short and long term? How can a bill that has been deemed unconstitutional still inform future legislation?

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English Language Arts
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Date Added:
08/11/2022
National Interstate and Defense Highways Act
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What role did Congress play in the development of the national interstate system? What evidence did President Dwight Eisenhower cite to justify Congressional funding for the National System of Interstate Highways? How did the passage of the Federal-Aid Highway Act fulfill Congress' mission "to provide for...general Welfare" (Article 1, Section 8, Constitution of the United States)?

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English Language Arts
History
Social Science
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Lesson Plan
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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Date Added:
08/11/2022
Philip Reid and Freedom
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How are concepts, such as freedom, represented in works of art? What do specific works of art or architectural features tell us about what was important to the people who designed or made them, particularly if they are telling a story about the importance of freedom?

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Date Added:
08/11/2022
Statues from the National Statuary Hall Collection
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What is the significance of the statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection? Which individuals are featured in this collection? How does their inclusion reflect the time in which they were selected?

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Date Added:
08/11/2022