This multi-day federalism research project uses contemporary American social issues to reinforce the topic of federalism. It utilizes topics such as gun control, same sex marriage, and the legalization of marijuana and highlights the tension between state and federal powers. Students will conduct research and type up a report, analyze current events, and present findings that will prompt great discussion in the classroom! This is a perfect project to develop your students' research and presentation skills, as well as their critical thinking skills!
The product includes:
- A student instructions handout that will guide students through the assignment. (Editable and PDF)
- A list of discussion questions that corresponds to each current event topic. The teacher can use these questions to prompt meaningful discussion and help students to think critically about each topic. (PDF)
- A grading rubric for the assignment (Editable)
This assignment brings to life a topic that students often find boring. It can be used with both AP® and Regular U.S. Government classes.
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