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Judicial Review Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this active lesson plan to teach your students about judicial review. Students will watch a video lesson outlining the process and history of judicial review, then apply learning to a specific case in an engaging activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'judicial review' and explain its process
  • outline the history of judicial review

Length

  • 2 hours

Materials

  • Copies of the quiz, one for each student
  • Access to the internet

Key Vocabulary

  • Judicial review
  • Supreme Court
  • Constitution
  • Marbury v. Madison
  • James Madison
  • William Marbury
  • John Marshall
  • Judiciary Act of 1789
  • Article III, Section I
  • Original Jurisdiction
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford
  • Fourteenth Amendment
  • Civil Rights Acts
  • Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3

Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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