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Examine two important historical documents and take a close look at their differences. Small groups fill out a graphic organizer using excerpts from the Articles of Confederation and the US Constitution. They present their findings and defend positions with quotes from the texts if necessary. Assessment and extension activities are included.
In this online interactive history worksheet, learners respond to ten short answer and essay questions about the Articles of Confederation. They may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Middle schoolers examine how the Articles of Confederation evolved into the U.S. Constitution. In this government lesson, students analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress. Middle schoolers analyze primary images and documents to determine what needed to be done to fix the Articles of Confederation.
In this online interactive government worksheet, students respond to 30 multiple choice questions about the Articles of Confederation. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Sixth graders explore the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. In this history instructional activity, 6th graders consider the problems created when each colony had independent currencies. Students problem solve other related weaknesses.
Students analyze specific websites and identify the purpose of the Articles of Confederation. They analyze the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and the resulting conflicts. They evaluate the postive actions of the Articles
Students discuss the powers and responsibilities of the President as defined by the Articles of Confederation.
Students examine how the role of President was defined in the Articles of Confederation. They read and analyze the section about the President, and identify the rules that apply to the President.
Students hunt for and interpret historical documents. In this American government lesson, students compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation with the U. S. Constitution. Students also investigate the documents that influenced the American plans for government.
Rather than simply reading about the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, your young historians will make the case for a new Constitution that will positively impact the new nation of the United States.
Explore early American documents that qualify as primary sources. Tenth and eleventh graders use the provided worksheets to analyze the texts of the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Northwest Ordinance.
Students identify the Articles of Confederation and explain why it failed. They explain the argument over the need for a bill of rights in the Constitution and James Madison's role in securing its adoption by first Congress. Finally, students describe the political philosophy underpinning the Constitution as specified in the Federalist Papers.
Students explore the beginning of the United Colonies that were formed in 1774.  In this history lesson, students discuss the Articles of Confederation and then answer questions about the events surrounding the development of the colonies.
Young scholars examine the American Revolution and the Articles of Confederation. They, in groups, participate in different activities.
Students investigate how the role of president is defined in the Articles of Confederation. They read and discuss primary source documents, answer discussion questions, and describe how the President was elected.
What better way to review the development of American government, than with a game? Play a Millionaire-style game to review topics like, the Bill of Rights, the branches of government, the Articles of Confederation, and federalism. Fifteen fun questions and answers await!
Eighth graders research the foundation of the creation of the United States Constitution.  In this investigative instructional activity students research the events leading up to the writing of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. 
Students create working definition of common citizen, and investigate and discuss important sections of Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other Amendments. Students demonstrate understanding of events that changed representation in the United States.
Students compare and contrast American and Canadian plans for government. In this government lesson, students analyze the text and impact of the Articles of Confederation and the Confederation of Canada. Students compose essays that explain why the Canadian Confederation outlasted the Articles of Confederation.          
True or false, the Articles of Confederation is taught in 8th grade? Here are 5 true/false and 5 multiple choice questions asking pupils to consider aspects of the Articles of Confederation.

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