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Spreadsheets are perhaps the simplest form of a database and are excellent tools for introducing students to using technology for analysis.  This lesson plan centers around analysis of the current House of Representatives.

  • How representative of the average American is it?
  • What traits are common?
  • What does this tell us about what it takes to be a Member of the House of Representatives?

This teaching guide and lesson plan provides you with the resources to do a deep dive about the House of Representatives.

  • Subject Areas: Government, Civics, Social Sciences, Humanities
  • Materials Required: Virtual classroom or other screen sharing tool, or a large screen display with a computer.
  • Time Needed: Typically an entire class period.