Power to the States! (HS)

Lesson Duration

From iCivics

Lesson Objectives: The student will…
• Explain the origin of states’ power as pre- existing the Constitution.
• Define and distinguish reserved, expressed, implied, and concurrent powers.
• Identify the states’ role in the U.S. federalist system.
• Analyze the powers held by the states, including the states’ “police powers.”

The activities that accompany the reading provide varied checks for understanding.

Go to: https://www.icivics.org/teachers/lesson-plans/power-states-hs


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