Jay and Leslie's Laughing Matters

How Freedom Works


How Freedom Works

Appropriate For: Grades K-6

Best For: Grades 3-6

Program Length: 45 minutes (preceded by a 30-minute rehearsal with a group of 20-30 students and one adult)

Curriculum Objectives: How a bill becomes a law, Branches of Government, the Electoral College, Presidential Order of Succession

American Government concepts are easier to understand when they are acted out in this fun school assembly.

Before the show, we work with a group of students who portray the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court as we show how a bill becomes a law.

We also explain the workings of the Electoral College and difference between popular vote and the electoral vote. In the conclusion of the show, students help us take a humorous look at Presidential Order of Succession.