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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. Select image to see a PDF with the front and back of card.

Division of Power

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Lesson Plan

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:

Standard #3: Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas, and diversity.

  • 3.1: The student will recognize and evaluate significant beliefs, contributions, and ideas of the many diverse peoples and groups and their impact on individuals, communities, states, and nations.

Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards:

  • RI.8.1:  The student will cite textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.