Learners investigate what an editorial is and will write one, for their simulated newspaper, about Confederation using primary-source documents from the "EvidenceWeb" portion of the Learning Centre, on the Library and Archives Canada website.
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Unit 2: Post-Revolution: The Critical Period 1781-1878
The post-Revolutionary Period of 1781-1787, also known as the Critical Period, is the focus of a series of lessons that prompt class members to examine primary source documents that reveal the instability of the period of the Articles of...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “E pluribus Unum”
Out of many, one. Guide eighth graders through a historical exploration of American immigration policy with a research unit. Individuals craft their arguments to develop a position before organizing and presenting their evidence-based...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?
Students study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. In this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
8th Social Studies & History
Civics and Citizenship
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Supreme Court: The Judicial Power of the United States
Students investigate some basic facts about the Supreme Court by examining the United States Constitution and one of the landmark cases decided by that court. The operation of the Supreme Court forms the focus of the lesson plan.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History