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Lesson Three

Judicial Review/Marbury v. Madison

09 January 2013

55 Minutes

10th American Government

Individual Work/Entire Class


  • CONTENT STANDARD 1.1c Students will be able to explain how judicial review affects the functioning of government

  • CONTENT STANDARD 1.1c Students will analyze the US Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison and the establishment of the judicial review

Students will read, examine, analyze, and define the following:

  • Judicial Review

  • Circumstances surrounding Marbury v Madison

  • The Supreme Court’s ruling in Marbury v. Madison

  • Chief Justice John Marshall’s written opinion from the Court


  • Student text How Does the Supreme Court use the Power of Judicial Review?

  • Notebook Paper

  • Pen/Pencil


  • Distribute the student text How Does the Supreme Court use the Power of Judicial Review?

  • Directions:

    • Students have 5 minutes to write 3 questions in the first section of the text

    • Once the 5 minutes has expired, students have 2 minutes to ask as many questions as possible to the teacher.

      • Questions have to be based on the reading and visible in the text in they have read

        • No vague or broad answers

    • If the student stumps the teacher, the students receive a point

    • After the 2 minutes of questioning, the students have 7 minutes to read over the next section of text

    • Once the 7 minutes is up, have students flip the text over and then the teacher has 2 minutes to ask as many questions as possible.

    • For every student the teacher stumps, the teacher receives a point.

    • Repeat until the end of the text

Students will be informally assessed on the comprehension of the material covered through oral responses.


  • National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITE

  • We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution Textbook

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