This lesson on the decisions of the Marshall Court includes a variety of research-based instructional strategies to increase student engagement and motivation. I love these strategies because they require the students to do the thinking!
Eight cases are examined through the lens of Marshall's objectives as a Federalist in a Democratic-Republican dominated government. Students read, summarize main ideas, and teach their fellow students the most important facts about some of Marshall's landmark cases.
The lesson closes with an analysis of an excerpt from McCulloch v. Maryland, emphasizing the APUSH document analysis skills required for success on stimulus based multiple choice questions, short answer, and DBQ.
This lesson includes Reciprocal Teaching Cards - a literacy strategy that can be used with virtually any reading!
Answer keys are not provided on all, but there is a "teacher guide" for the Who is John Marshall?" student handout.