Federalism divides power to protect individual rights while giving the government enough power to be effective. The concept comes from a balance the Founding Fathers struck between authority and freedom. Scholars explore the relationship between the national, state, and local governments using a simple yet helpful video resource.
- Create discussion questions to brainstorm examples of federalism
- Ask scholars to research the powers given to national, state, and local governments
- Video is adaptable to a variety of classes, as it does not presume extensive background in the Constitution
- Relatable examples help pupils understand how federalism works
- Graphics demonstrate difficult concepts for learners