Learn more about Karen L. Haas, the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, and her role in facilitating the legislative process.
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For High School Teachers
Looking to bring the U.S. House of Representatives into your High School classroom? These resources, activities, and lesson plans complement the material on this site.
- The Role of the House: Center for Civic Education [Link]
- First Day of Congress: Lesson Plan: Getting to Know the House [PDF]
- How a Bill Becomes a Law: Lesson Plan: A Bill Becomes a Law [PDF]
- Women in Congress: Lesson Plans to accompany the book Women in Congress, 1917–2006 [Link]
- Black Americans in Congress: Lesson Plans to accompany the book Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007 [Link]
- This Week in House History: House Historical Highlights Teaching Tips [Link]
- Hispanic Americans in Congress: Hispanic Americans in Congress Educational Resources [Link]