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Legislating for Holiday - MLK Jr. Day WebQuest

Subject Social Studies — Civics and Government, Current Events, Historical Thinking, US History
Grade Level Grades 6-12
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What does it take for a bill to become a law? In this WebQuest, students will learn that the process is not easy as they follow the history of the landmark legislation that established Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a federal holiday. Students will discover how a bill becomes a law and evaluate the impact that public lobbying can have in the process. 

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