A.P. American Government Lesson Plan - Klein Oak High School
Dates Monday, September 8, 2008 - Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Topic McCulloch v. Maryland and Federalism
Objectives Students shall be able to:
  1. analyze the opinion of Chief Justice John Marshall in McCulloch v. Maryland,
  2. identify sovereignty in the American political system,
  3. explain how power is divided between state and national government,
  4. analyze the evolution of federalism, and
  5. define and explain dual federalism, "elastic" clause, nullification, grants-in-aid, categorical grants, revenue sharing, mandates, conditions of aid, block grants, entitlements, and devolution, and
  6. discuss the national convention events and processes.
Activities Discussion of the Supreme Court's decision in McCulloch v. Maryland & Federalism from chapter 3 in the Wilson text. [Open PowerPoint presentation in html format.]

Assessment Monitor and adjust to check understanding.
Assignments Prepare for test #1 on Friday. Use the review (Word or PDF) as a guide.