Anatomy of a Case Activity: McCulloch v. Maryland

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Anatomy of a Case is an ideal strategy for introducing a Supreme Court case to most students. Through this strategy, students will learn about the vocabulary that is used when talking about Supreme Court cases. 

Students are given the case summary with the subheadings deleted. Their job is to identify each of the elements of the case: facts, issue, constitutional provisions/precedent cases, arguments, and decisions.

In this classroom-ready activity, students will identify the case elements in McCulloch v. Maryland (1819).

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