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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

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Standard 1.0 Political Science

Topic C. Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order

Indicator 1. Examine the impact of governmental decisions on individual rights and responsibilities in the United States

Objective c. Explain the significance of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison which established judicial review

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Case brief of Marbury v. Madison decision, with links to full text of the Court’s opinion. This site can be used to gather background information about the case, and also offers a template teachers might use to create the student case brief form.
“Our”’s guide to the Marbury decision
Street Law’s guide to the Marbury decision
A 30-minute dramatization of the Marbury case. The beginning of this video helps clarify confusion surrounding the facts of the case
Scholarly discussion of judicial review and the Marbury case, from
A comprehensive lesson plan on judicial review, from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Edsitement Web page
This summary of the Marbury case is part of the online companion to PBS’s history of the Supreme Court. Site also links to lesson plans and other educational resources, including video clips, about the Court’s history.
StreetLaw’s guide to the Marbury case. Site contains resources and teaching suggestions for this and other Supreme Court decisions
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