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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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars analyze primary images and documents to determine what needed to be done to fix the Articles of Confederation.
The purpose of this instructional activity is to assist students in discovering the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and the foundation for creation of the United States Constitution. Students will investigate the events leading up to the writing of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution
Eighth graders debate the pros and cons of four economic provisions of the Articles of Confederation. They investigate the economic problems that arose from the weak government under the Articles and the demise of the Articles due to these problems.
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 lesson, 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
Young scholars 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Students hunt for and interpret historical documents. For 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.
Fifth graders watch a video and discuss the problems of the Articles of Confederation. In this Articles of Confederation lesson plan, 5th graders discuss taxes, laws, army, courts, and trade.
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 study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. For this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government. Students then study the experiences that led to the American Revolution.
Students engage in a simulation assisting James Madison in writing the Bill of Rights. After determining the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation, they work in pairs to interpret the Preamble. After reading a story called, "The Land of Cantdo," students draw and write descriptions of First Amendment freedoms.
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.
This unit is an introduction to the U.S. Constitution. First, 8th graders read the Articles of Confederation. They pretend to be a visitor to the convention and write a journal describing the compromises that "save the day." Next, they research how the concepts of representative democracy work within the framework of our government as outlined in the Constitution.
Students 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!

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