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The Path to Maine Lawmaking - Maine Department of the Secretary of State

Teaching Guide, Lesson Plans and Activities

The video Person to Person: Legislating Maine was created to illustrate how bills become laws in Maine . It is intended as a basic introduction for middle school students (grades 5-8) to the process of legislation as it is conducted in the State of Maine.

Suggestions for Viewing Person to Person: Legislating Maine
Student Guide for Viewing Person to Person: Legislating Maine

Pre-test
Lesson 1 : Overview of Lawmaking in Maine
Lesson 2 : Topics for Lawmakers and Students
Lesson 3 : Connection to Lawmaking
Lesson 4 : Role of a Lobbyist
Lesson 5 : Influence of the Media
Lesson 6 : Adjournment
Post-test

Evaluation of Notebook
Law Talk glossary
Additional Activities
Sample Case Studies
Teacher Questionnaire