Module 4 Lesson 1 Mastery Assignment Congress Gym Membership Directions: After a hard day of work, some members of Congress like to head to the gym to work off some stress. They might even discuss a bill or two while running on the treadmill. You will create a gym membership card for these members of Congress. Step #1- Using the information from Slide 3, you will create two gym memberships - one for those members of the House of Representatives and another for those in the Senate. Step #2 - Create a table in slides 4 and 5 to include the information for your gym membership. Include a picture to go on your membership card. Step #3 - Take the information in the information bank (Slide 3) and copy it to the correct membership. Step #4 - Answer the questions on Slide 6 using the help of the “Congressional PPT.” Step # 5 - Save your work and submit!!!! EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR CARDS SHOULD LOOK LIKE...... -Age: -US Citizen for ___ years -Live in represented ________ Mr. Senate -___ year terms Gym Membership -Maximum membership of _____. for Congress: Senate -Elects the Vice President if there is no majority. Information Bank: Take these pieces of info and place them on the correct “membership.” -Introduces appropriations bills -25 years old (bills dealing with money) -30 years old -Able to ratify treaties -Must live in represented district -Elects the President if there is no -Must live in represented state majority -US citizen for 7 years -Elects the Vice President if there is -US citizen for 9 years no majority -Membership is good for 2 years -Starts the impeachment process of -Membership is good for 6 years the President -Only 100 allowed for this -Holds the trial for impeachment of Membership the President -Only 435 allowed for this -Approves Presidential Membership appointments -**Membership Bonus** - Franking privilege: can send job related mail without paying for postage! (Your Turn) Create Your Membership for the House of Representatives Below Remember to Include a Picture (Your Turn) Create Your Membership for the Senate Below Remember to Include a Picture Answer the following questions using the help of the “Congressional PP” found in your “Notes and Resources” folder - Party Whips -Speaker of the House -Joint Committee -Conference Committee Answer Bank -Vice President -President Pro Tempore -Standing Committees -Select Committees 1. Who is the leader of the House of Representatives? 2. Who is the leader of the Senate that only votes in case of a tie? 3. Who is the day-to-day leader that is the leading member of the majority party? 4. This position in Congress keeps track of voting intentions and tries to “whip up” support. --5. These committees are permanent committees in Congress that cover areas that will always be needed. ---6. These committees have members from both the House and the Senate. --7. These committees are only created to do a specific job, and then disband when they are done with their work. ---8. This is a special form of a joint committee that is used during the “bill to law” process to help members of Congress agree on one version of the bill. ---- Finished When you have finished slides 4-6, submit it as an attachment in the submission link following this assignment within Moodle.