|Unit of Instruction||Early Government and the Constitution|
SS.7.C.1.5 Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of the Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution.
SS.7.C.1.6 – Interpret the intentions of the Preamble of the Constitution.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
I can describe the needs for the Articles of Confederation and what powers it gave the government
I can list the weaknesses of the Articles and the effects that they had on America
I can define the importance of Shay’s Rebellion and its effect on the Articles of Confederation
I can explain how these things lead to the drafting of a new Constitution
I can explain how the Preamble serves as an introduction to the U.S.
Bell Ringer- Historical Thinking
Bell Ringer – Historical Thinking
Articles of Confederation Video
Constitution PPT (focus on Federalists/Anti-Federalists)
2. Classroom Preamble Activity
3. The Framing of the U.S. Constitution word search
4. Preamble Worksheet
Preamble worksheet (formative)