Lesson Plan

Marbury v. Madison

Who has the final say in matters dealing with the rules under the United States Constitution? The case Marbury v. Madison brings to light the issue of judicial review. Learners investigate the Supreme Court's opinion in the case with a short video clip, PowerPoint presentation, and group work. They state their own cases by answering questions and holding an open discussion. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the lesson with an additional video clip on the Marbury v. Madison case and its importance on the Supreme Court going forward
  • Assign a reading to help students understand the concepts of the case 
Classroom Considerations
  • Group size should be no larger than three or four
  • Resource includes short video clip and PowerPoint presentation for audio and visual learners
  • Gives guided teacher's notes to help with instruction 
  • None
Common Core