Q2, Wk 8

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #17
Unit of InstructionArticles of Confederation/Constitution
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.1.1 Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.

SS.8.A.3.9 Evaluate the structure, strengths, and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and its aspects that led to the Constitutional Convention.

SS.8.A.3.10 Examine the course and consequences of the Constitutional Convention (New Jersey Plan, Virginia Plan, Great Compromise, Three-Fifths Compromise, compromises regarding taxation and slave trade, Electoral College, state vs. federal power, empowering a president).

SS.8.A.3.11 Analyze support and opposition (Federalists, Federalist Papers, AntiFederalists, Bill of Rights) to ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students can support of oppose the ratification of the Constitution. 

Students can identify ways the Constitution changed from the Articles. 

Classroom Activities

Day 1: 

Students will read/note/discuss using the textbook the basic structure of the government and the debate between the Federalists and Ant-Federalists. When done, students do page 207 1-10 as a review for the test. 

Day 2: Students take the AoC/Constitution Test

Day 3: Recovery Day/Extra Credit Skit available to those done with their work. 

Assignments Due

Page 207 1-10

AoC/Constitution Test

Extra Credit Skit

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