Federalism, the Commerce Clause, and the Tenth Amendment

This Federalism, the Commerce Clause, and the Tenth Amendment lesson plan also includes:

New Review

How do the state and federal governments relate to each other? The Constitution has a lot to say about that! Using an interactive online tool, pupils explore the Tenth Amendment. They apply their knowledge to political cartoons and news stories to sharpen their understanding of the Constitution and primary sources.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a WebQuest for the interactive Constitution to allow learners to explore the entire document
  • Discuss the various primary sources in a jigsaw-style activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to a computer to complete some of the activities

  • Lesson plan includes options for extension and assessment, such as essay questions
  • Primary source analysis activities are adaptable to a variety of classroom environments

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