How a Bill Becomes a Law in North Carolina


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This product introduces students to the process and steps it takes for a bill to become a law in North Carolina. I have included 6 pages of text for students to read about how a bill becomes a law.

A journey of a bill flow chart is also included for students to use as a reference sheet.

Vocabulary included:







The text is broken down into the following heading/topics:

Who Can Suggest a Law?

Introduction of Bills

Committees Review Bills

House or Senate Debate the Bill

Bill is Sent to the “Other” Chamber

Changes in the Bill

Sent to the Governor

What happens next?

It Can Be Complicated!

Do you have an idea for a new law?

Summary: How Our Laws are Made

The 4 Main Steps

The Actual Journey of a Bill

Activity #1: Students number the steps in order from 1-12 describing how an idea for a law becomes a bill.

20 multiple choice and open-ended questions are included which aligns with the text.

ALL answer keys are included!

This product aligns perfectly with 4th Grade North Carolina Essential Standards for Social Studies.

This product is also included in my {Bundled} North Carolina Government Unit found at the link below.
My Entire North Carolina Government Unit {BUNDLE}

Looking for more North Carolina Social Studies Resources for your classroom?
North Carolina’s Three Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
North Carolina Natural Resources (Research Project)
North Carolina State Symbols Booklet & Test
North Carolina 3 Branches of Government
North Carolina State Constitution
North Carolina County Map Project & Quiz
The United States Preamble Compared to The North Carolina Preamble
North Carolina’s Local Government
North Carolina Government Test
How a Bill Becomes a Law in North Carolina

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