Federalism: Pouring Power into the Federal Government
This lesson focuses on the distribution of powers called federalism. Using water in a pitcher and a jar and small cups, it visualizes powers between federal and state government as designed in the Constitution and as played out both historically and with present day current events.
- Students will understand the concept of federalism as a division of powers between one national and several state governments.
- Students will explain the delegation of government powers flowing from natural rights to federal and state levels of government.
- Students will explore historical and current issues in the evolution and development of federalism.