AIR DATE: Thursday, January 6, 2011
Reading of the U.S. Constitution (1 hr. 30 min.)
135 Lawmakers, from both parties in the U.S. House of Representatives, took turns reading the U.S. Constitution during the opening of the second day of the 112th Congress.
KEYWORDS: Legislative Branch, House of Representatives, US Constitution

Timely Teachable Videos

The crux of the case King v. Burwell (2015) is how the U.S. Supreme Court interprets a portion of the Affordable Care Act that deals with the use of subsidies to purchase health insurance. The law specifies that subsidies are to be administered through state based exchanges only, but also creates a contingency if states do not create exchanges, by redirecting consumers to the federal marketplace.

How Should the U.S. Supreme Court Rule in King v. Burwell?

Pick and choose from a variety of activities, including analysis of video clips, vocabulary, and articles. Engage your students in deliberation about the issue, and culminate the lesson with one of our suggested assessments or extension activities.

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C-SPAN Classroom Deliberations