Three-fifths Compromise Teacher Resources
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Creating the Constitution
Useful as a review assignment or as a quiz, these ten questions on the U.S. Constitution address its creation. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Ben Franklin are the main topics of the questions, as well as The Three-Fifths Compromise.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 20 Views 228 Downloads
New Review Constitution Day
Travel back to 1787 as young scholars investigate the creation of the US Constitution. After first working in small groups to create sets of classroom rules, students go on to read a summary of the Constitution and watch a short video before participating in a Constitutional Convention simulation.
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 86 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The U.S. Constitution: Backbone of America
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.
8th Social Studies & History 26 Views 202 Downloads
Compromise is the Key
Eighth graders investigate the compromises that took place at the Constitutional Convention. In this U.S. government lesson, 8th graders "visit" the convention as they research and debate the issues that arose. Students journal about the activity.
8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 72 Downloads
New Review Practice Test: Colonialism and the Foundations of American Democracy
Which document introduced the idea of limited government? What is the official beginning of the American Revolution? From the colonial period to the establishment of the Constitution, this assessment includes 40 multiple choice questions on the foundations of American democracy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze the Impact of the Three Fifths Compromise on Representation
Students, while in the computer lab, explore, examine, study and analyze the impact of the Three Fifths Compromise on representation. They calculate representation in the House of Representatives and chart statistical data on a bar graph.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Law: State, Local and National
From common complaints against the influence of lobbyists to how bills are passed in Congress, this practice tests covers a wide range of topics regarding local, state, and national law. It is a standard multiple-choice assessment that also includes primary source and cartoon analysis.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Regents Review Worksheet #1: Principles of the U.S. Constitution
Kids who take the Regents Exam really need to know a lot of information. This is a wonderful exam review tool that includes 26 pages of questions, charts, and suggested readings to help upper graders pass the test. It focuses on all aspects of the US Government including, the three branches, powers, separation of powers, the Amendments, case studies, checks and balances, rights, and judicial process.
12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 105 Downloads
Compromise is the Key
Sixth graders perform research about the following: The first framework of U.S. government, the Articles of Confederation, led to problems because the central government was not given enough power. Can a group of resourceful politicians find a way to please everyone and still plan an efficient government?
6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 25 Downloads
Slave Lifeon George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plantation
Eleventh graders investigate slave life on the Mount Vernon Plantation. In this slavery lesson, 11th graders examine photographs of and documents about George Washington's home as they participate in classroom station activities. Students design brochures about slave life on the plantation.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes
Students explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson plan, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Students discuss the patterns of the time-line and how the legal codes restricted freedom of black men and women based upon their population.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 31 Views 87 Downloads
Militancy and the Abolitionist Movement
Young scholars analyze the methods and goals of the Abolitionists. Using primary source documents, they compare and contrast the supporters and opponents of the movement. They also evaluate the extent to which the military helped or hurt the cause.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Militancy and the Abolitionist Movement
Eleventh graders analyze the methods and goals of the Abolitionists in their crusade against slavery. In this American History lesson, 11th graders compare and contrast opinions of supporters and opponents of abolitionism. Students evaluate the extent to which militancy helped or hindered the abolitionist cause.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Book: The Original United States of America
Students, after reading Chapter One in the book, "The American Colonies' Sense of Who They Were," analyze the actions of the colonists as well as compare the similarities between the protests of the colonists and protests of today. They research various modern-day demonstrations (civil rights, etc.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Early US Government: Vocabulary List
Embark on a journey through the changes that occurred in the early years of the United States. Before your journey begins, review key events, people, and ideas in a 20-slide vocabulary review. Review the Quakers, Anti-Federalists, popular sovereignty, and more.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students engage in a role-playing situation to illustrate the kinds of compromised that were made a teh Constitutional Convention. They write three short 1-2 paragraph arguments and then present their arguments to the class at the appropriate time during a debate.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 81 Downloads
Timeline of Compromises over Slavery
In this primary source analysis instructional activity, students read excerpts of the Preamble, the Constitution, and the Fugitive Slave Act, the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Crittenden Compromise.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 195 Downloads
A More Perfect Union: Barack Obama's Race Speech at the National Constitution Center
Eleventh graders explore the process of perfecting the Union through changes made to the Constitution, and through the powers delegated to each branch of government. In this American Government lesson, 11th graders research various Supreme Court Cases.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
The United States Constitution and Slavery
Students determine how the issue of slavery is treated in the Constitution. In this U.S. Constitution activity, students explore the views of the founding fathers on slavery and investigate the complexity of slavery issues. Students analyze the text of the Constitution prior to making group presentations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads