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New Review Articles of Confederation vs. Constitution
Examine two important historical documents and take a close look at their differences.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.
8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 10 Downloads
The Articles of Confederation (1781-1789)
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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 38 Views 288 Downloads
Introducing our Constitution: Problems with the Articles of Confederation
Middle schoolers examine how the Articles of Confederation evolved into the U.S. Constitution. In this government lesson plan, 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 45 Views 394 Downloads
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
Sixth graders explore the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. In this history lesson, 6th graders consider the problems created when each colony had independent currencies. Students problem solve other related weaknesses.
6th Social Studies & History 24 Views 88 Downloads
Articles of Confederation
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
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 16 Views 73 Downloads
The President Under 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
Articles of Confederation and Constitution
Learners hunt for and interpret historical documents. In this American government lesson, students compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation with the U. S. Constitution. Learners also investigate the documents that influenced the American plans for government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 90 Downloads
New Review The Articles of Confederation to the United States Constitution
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.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Interpreting Foundation Documents of the American Republic
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.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 39 Views 261 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Federalist Papers
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.
7th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 111 Downloads
President Who? Forgotten Founders and Their Capitols
Students explore the beginning of the United Colonies that were formed in 1774. In this history lesson plan, students discuss the Articles of Confederation and then answer questions about the events surrounding the development of the colonies.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Lost Hero: The "To Do List" of the Continental Congress
Learners 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Millionaire: History Review Game (Chapter 3)
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!
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 39 Downloads
Fix It Because its Broken
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.
8th Science 4 Views 52 Downloads
Representation of the Common Citizen From Declaration of Independence to Present
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 52 Downloads
Students compare and contrast American and Canadian plans for government. In this government activity, 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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads