Gibbons v. Ogden

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Have you ever played the game Monopoly? Do you know what it takes to win the game correctly? Scholars research the nature of outlawing monopolies in the United States while controlling trade. They investigate the court case Gibbons v. Ogden using a short video clip, discussion questions, and paired research. Open questioning and thought create opinionated responses to the issue of congressional control of interstate commerce. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson with a short additional video clip on Gibbons v. Ogden
  • Bring in a Monopoly game and ask students if they understand the rules on how to win and if the nature of those rules cause hard feelings while playing
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson takes 55 minutes
Pros

  • Includes a short video clip for audio and visual learners 
  • Detailed teacher plans and notes make it easy to implement the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core