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Constitution Compromises – Worksheet/Notes for Wednesday

02-Compromises of the Const. – Powerpoint for Wednesday

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #
Unit of InstructionOrganizing Principle 6: The US first experimented with a weak form of central government, and then later designed a new written constitution that strengthened the government but limited its power.
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.3.10 Examine the course and consequences of the Constitutional Convention.

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Tuesday: Write a paragraph explaining why the Articles were replaced with the Constitution

Wednesday: Students will predict the actions of the Continental Congress on the three compromises in the Constitution. 

Thursday/Friday: Students will write a skit or an essay on the subject “Should the Constitution be ratified?”

Classroom Activities

Tuesday: Students will be using technology to learn more about the AoC and the events that occurred under the government then and responding using the platform Nearpod. 

Wednesday: Students will chart the circumstances that led to the compromises as well as the compromises themselves in the Constitution. They will also predict with a partner what choices the delegates made in the new Constitution. 

Thursday/Friday: Students will chart the beliefs of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. They will then write a skit or an essay on the subject “Should the Constitution be ratified?”

Assignments Due

Compromise Chart

Skit or Essay (due on Monday/Tuesday if not done in class)

Must include:

Skit: Both sides (Federalist and Anti-Federalist); Be at least 30 seconds (45 seconds honors); Include at least 3 reasons for each side of the argument

Essay: Should the Constitution be ratified?; Be at least 3/4 page (1 page honors), Include at least 4 reasons for you chosen side

Chapter 7 Workbook packet due Monday/Tuesday

Study for quiz on Monday/Tuesday

Additional Resources


Confederation- a league or alliance

Republic- a government where people elect others to vote for them

Federal government- national government

Ordinance- a law

Depreciate- to fall in value

Ratify – to formally approve

Federalism- the sharing of state and federal power

Proportional- in corresponding to size