Starter: What is the net worth of the average member of Congress?
1.How accurate was your prediction?
2.What is the big story this data tells?
3.Is this good news?
4.What is one consequence of such a wealthy congress?
5.Do you think it would be easy to win a congressional election if you were poor?
6.How do you think the wealth of Congress impacts the policy that Congress makes?
7.The president of the United States is a billionaire. How much do you think that impacts how he governs?
8.The net worth of the average American is $68,828. Why do you think that is so much lower than Congress?
9.How different do you think these numbers were 100 years ago?
10.What is one consequence of having such a wealthy congress?
11.Why do you think the Senate is so much wealthier than the house?
12.What opinions would the typical American liberal and conservative have about this data?
13.Are you surprised that Democratic House members are richer than Republican House members?
14.How do your Senators and Representatives stack up on the wealth list?
15.What most surprises you about this data?
16.What would you wish that this data looked like?
Powers of Congress
Word of the Day: chamber
- Define it
- Provide an example
- Which chamber confirms presidential nominees and treaties?
- Which chamber is controlled by the Democratic Party?
Closer: What does Congress do?
- Make a claim here!
- Support your claim with TWO pieces of accurate and relevant information.
- Use reasoning to explain why your evidence supports your claim.
- Respond to an opposing or alternative perspective.