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THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS: A SIMULATION FOR STUDENTS is a student- and teacher-friendly simulation guide written by a professor who has actually worked in Congress. No longer is it necessary to consult friends and colleagues to find a simulation that provides a truly meaningful classroom experience to move beyond the typical lecture format. This simulation is an innovative teaching technique, allowing students to pursue the study of the traditional material of a Congress course in new and exciting ways.
2. The Legislative Process.
3. The Simulation.
4. Resources for Further Study.
Appendix 1: Sample Bills.
Appendix 2: Sample "Dear Colleague" Letters.
Appendix 3: Getting a Job or Internship in the Congress.
"The text is organized in a way that is user-friendly to the instructor and the student."
"I like the detailed information provided about the legislative process and different committees."
"I think the book is accessible and unintimidating and thus well-written for undergraduates. It neither talks down to students nor overwhelms them."
"Overall, I think this an excellent and very comprehensive simulation that is not particularly time bound so it should be useful in perpetuity."
"Overall…this guide is a welcome addition to the textbook world and one that will find a home in many professors’ offices."