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43 resources with the keyterm constitutional convention

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Constitution Day

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Articles of Confederation vs. Constitution

For Teachers 8th
Examine two important historical documents and take a close look at their differences. Small groups fill out a graphic organizer using excerpts from the Articles of Confederation and the US Constitution. They present their findings and...
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Constitutional Period Parade

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What a unique and creative way for class members to summarize what they have learned about the United States Constitution! Here you will find project guidelines for learners to work independently on designing a float to represent a topic...
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The Formation of the U.S. Constitution #3

For Students 8th - 12th
Finish up your study of the United States Constitution with the third resource in a three-part series. Class members respond to three questions that focus on the relationship between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution and...
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The Formation of the U.S. Constitution #2

For Students 8th - 12th
Continue your study of the United States Constitution with the second worksheet in a three-part series. Learners respond to three questions using complete sentences. In order to successfully answer the questions, pupils must have...
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Constitutional Period Sample Test Questions

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Here is a standard multiple-choice assessment on the Constitutional period of the United States. There are 28 questions on topics ranging from the influence of ideas on the Declaration of Independence, federalism, and the Preamble to the...
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The Making of the American Constitution

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
What a fun way to learn about the making of the American Constitution! This video does a great job of describing the circumstances that existed for the delegates in Philadelphia in 1787, where in a just a few days, they would effectively...
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Representation: By State or by Population

For Students 9th - 12th
Should representation in the new United States government be based on population? This worksheet illustrates the details of this important quandary through an adaptation of speeches on the topic given at the Constitutional Convention....
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Slavery and the Slave Trade

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What would it have been like to have heard the debate on the issue of slavery at the Constitutional Convention of 1787? With this resource, you are given the opportunity to read through a reconstruction of speeches on the topic with your...
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Constitution Test Review

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your class needs to prepare for a test on the US Constitution, but how? Pull out a handy slide show that contains nothing but perfect test preparation questions. Everything from Shay's Rebellion and the Articles of the Confederation to...
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Creating a Classroom Constitution

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Youngsters identify and interpret the importance of having rules in order to maintain order at home, at school, in their community, and in the United States. They create a working Classroom Constitution that governs the classroom and...
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A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Sit back, relax, and transport to 1787! This lesson on the Constitution begins with guided imagery of the Constitutional Convention. The class reads A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution in an interactive read-aloud...
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The Constitutional Convention: Four Founding Fathers You May Never Have Met

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study the biographies of Ellsworth, Hamilton, Paterson, and Randolph. They study roles of these men during the Constitutional Convention.
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The New Nation

For Students 9th - 12th
George Washington and the new nation of the United States of America faced many problems in their inaugural years. Use this worksheet as a straightforward approach to learning about the reasons the country was experiencing a lack of...
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United States Constitution Framers

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students view a PowerPoint presentation based on the framers of the Constitution. Students create notes on each of the delegates featured. Using their notes, they write a paragraph on the Constitutional Convention delegate they believe...
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Philadelphia and the Constitutional Convention "Heat Up"

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the Constitutional Convention of 1787. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students role play the parts of delegates in a simulation of the convention.
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The National Legislature: ch 10

For Students 8th
Answering comprehension questions during or after reading an informational text can help focus the reader's attention. Here are 5 True/False and 5 multiple choice questions related to the Congress, bicameralism, and basic governmental...
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Presidential Biography: Bicentennial Quarter

For Teachers 4th - 6th
A biography is a type of literary genre that everyone needs to be familiar with. Here, the class will read two different biographies of George Washington and discuss how they are similar and different, then decide weather they can glean...
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Political Differences 2

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A single slide provides students with a graphic organizer to fill out about political differences. Categories include state representation, The House, Missouri, and California. Tip: Save this PowerPoint to use as a template for more...
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders prepare for their own constitutional convention. In this U.S. and West Virginia government lesson, 8th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to select a convention president and participate in...
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A Nation of Compromise: Constitutional Convention

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners determine what took place at the Constitutional Convention. In this U.S. government lesson, students examine documents from the convention via the Library of Congress Website. Learners summarize the ideas presented in the plans...
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From the beginning, a nation of compromise

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students summarize key ideas from various drafts of the Constitutional Convention. In this foundations of government lesson, students research a facet of the Constitution, then create small groups to share the information they gathered ....
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U.S. Constitution - Selecting the President

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students study how the electoral college works to select a U.S. President.  In this history lesson, students examine the U.S. Elector College methods then answer questions and write an essay that relate to the state where they live.
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Simulating the Constitutional Convention of 1787

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars explore the Constitutional Convention of 1787. In this Constitutinal Convention simulation lesson, students participate in a role-play of the Constitutional Convention following research of secondary and primary sources.