A.P. American Government Lesson Plan - Klein Oak High School
Dates Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Topic The Judiciary
Objectives Students shall be able to
  1. Explain what judicial review is.

  2. Trace the origin of judicial review to Marbury v. Madison.

  3. List and comment on the three eras of varying Supreme Court influences on national policy, from the days of slavery to the present.

  4. Explain what is meant by a dual court system and describe the effects it has on how cases are handled and appealed.

  5. List the various steps that cases go through to be appealed to the Supreme Court and explain the considerations involved at each level.

  6. Discuss the dimensions of power exercised today by the Supreme Court and the opposing viewpoints on the desirability of activism by that Court.

Activities Discuss review material for the Judiciary Test. Note that this test will also cover the video Separate But Equal.
Assessment Monitor and adjust to check understanding.

Review for the Test on The Judiciary and Separate but Equal. Use this review (Word or PDF) for the Wilson chapter 14 material.