This product contains a rap about Marbury v. Madison and focuses mostly on the delivery guy who failed to get the other commissions out by midnight.
The cartoon strip is a sketch of everything that happened in the case.
Oh and here is a free super easy low-level bonus activity.
These two tools along with a short video I found on the history channel really helped my kids understand the case.
We also did a short activity which was super easy:
1. A student volunteers to stand up as John Adams in front of the class
2. Another student is the courier of the messages
3. I made 5 cards number 1-5 and than made a copy of each card. (These represented the addresses of the different offices that needed to receive the mail by midnight). I put them on random desks
4. I set the timer for 20 seconds
5. John Adams calls the courier up to the front of the class. The clock starts as soon as the president calls the courier up. The courier grabs the mail and has to deliver the commissions to the corresponding addresses before time expires. If the kid is super fast I say, "OH NO! You messed up history!" and continue into the judicial review lecture. Super easy.