Read Kansas! Middle School - M-2 Division of Power
This lesson focuses on the fundamental question of how power is divided and shared between the national and state governments. This quick but effective lesson on federalism will help students distinguish between delegated, reserved, and concurrent powers of government. It can be accomplished in one class period.
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- Benchmark 3, Indicator 2: The student explains how authority and responsibility are balanced and divided between national and state governments in a federal system (e.g., federal: postage regulation, coinage of money, federal highways, national defense; state: state highways, state parks).
Common Core Reading Standards:
- RI.7.1: The student will cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.