The Supreme Court: Define and Classify the Powers Associated with Federalism

Federalism may sound to some like one, big vocabulary word ... but it is much more than that. A short video introduces class members to the powers associated with the Supreme Court and its role in balancing the powers under federalism.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign learners to relate what they learned about federalism to the government system today through a PowerPoint presentation
  • Differentiate for English learners by providing them with fill-in-the-blank notes for the movie
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires some prep work, such as finding a copy of the Articles of Confederation, downloading a QuickTime video, and writing focus statements on the board

  • Supplies many questions to create an engaged class discussion
  • Provides an answer key to the handout

  • None
Common Core