Lesson Plan

Exercising Judicial Power

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We should all do more exercising, but should the judicial branch as well? High schoolers develop their understanding of what powers the judicial branch carries because of the US Constitution, as well as where their limits lie in the system of checks and balances. A variety of activities requires the classroom to remain engaged.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the classroom by asking pupils to do the before and during reading activities at home and then completing discussion and other application sections as a class
  • Differentiate by giving English learners fill-in-the-blank notes that summarize each reading with a corresponding word bank
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes students understand the concepts covered in the other videos in the series; this is the 12th of 20 parts
  • Comprehension questions and corresponding answer keys make testing for understanding simple
  • Scaffolded learning activities throughout each reading make for a great progression of more US Constitution concepts
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