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186 reviewed resources for articles of confederation

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Lesson Two: The Federalist Papers

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify Articles of Confederation and explain why it failed, explain argument over need for Bill of Rights in Constitution and James Madison's role in securing it's adoption, and compare and contrast ideas of Federalists and...
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Rights and Responsibility

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars identify the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation and explain how these shortcomings lead to the creation of the Constitution. They explain why the Bill of Rights was added to the constitution and identify six...
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Early American History Worksheet

For Students 8th - 11th
In this early American history worksheet, students respond to 15 multi-faceted questions about the French and Indian War, Proclamation of 1763, American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and...
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Unit 2: Post-Revolution: The Critical Period 1781-1878

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
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...
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Daniel Shays and the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students contrast the diverse views of Connecticut River Valley people in the years before, during, and after the Revolution.
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Lead Stories about Confederation Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students identify what a lead story is and how to write one, for their simulated newspaper, about Confederation. They use primary-source documents from the "EvidenceWeb" portion of the Learning Centre, on the Library and Archives Canada...
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The Constitution

For Students 6th - 12th
Supreme Court justices debate the meaning of the US Constitution, but we expect teachers to explain it to scholars with far less training and experience. A daunting task for sure, but it's not insurmountable with resources that simplify...
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Wanted: A Just Right Government

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
What type of government did American colonists gain and seek after gaining their independence after the Revolutionary War? Here is lesson that will guide your young learners through the new nation's progression from the Articles of...
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What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. For this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government....
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Get to Know Your Bill of Rights

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research and examine the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America. They sequence events significant to this time period, read and discuss text, and in small groups prepare and present the...
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Debate over the Ratification of the Constitution

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discuss the creation of the United States, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Through a class debate, role-playing Federalists and Anti-federalists, they identify the reasons for and against ratification...
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Lesson 2: Chief Executives Compared: The Federalist Papers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Fix the Articles of Confederation or develop a new constitution? That was the question facing the Founding Fathers. Several of those in favor of a new constitution published a series of essays, collected in the Federalist Papers, urging...
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The Federalist Debates: Balancing Power Between State and Federal Governments

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine the pros and cons of state sovereignty vs. federalism, as argued by the Founding Fathers. They identify the basic positions of each side, complete a worksheet, and write a persuasive essay arguing for Jefferson or Hamilton.
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Lesson 4 James Madison: Internal Improvements Balancing Act—Federal/State and Executive/Legislative

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who has the power? The founding fathers asked the same question when the United States was formed. Learners explore issues that arose during Madison’s presidency that raised constitutional questions. Through discovery, discussion, and...
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Constitution Jeopardy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Although just a quick review of general information learned about the Constitution and U.S. government, this presentation could be used as a fun activity before the beginning of a class lesson, or as an independent experience. The...
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Constitutional Compromises: Crash Course Government and Politics #5

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We the people deserve ... what exactly? Scholars analyze the creation of the United States Constitution using the fifth installment in a 50-part series covering government and politics. They research the lack of a strong government...
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The Constitutional Convention

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Founding Fathers are larger than life in history books, but an engaging video resource brings them up close to your pupils. As viewers meet the founders in the National Constitution Center's Signers' Hall, they learn about the...
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If Men Were Angels: Teaching the Constitution With the Federalist Papers

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Much like the methods of group work, the writers of the Federalist Papers worked together to advocate for their viewpoints against the anti-federalists. The resource enables learners to break into small groups and conduct research before...
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Background on the Patriot Attitude toward the Monarch

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners explain the Patriot attitude toward the British monarchy, which helps them embrace the Founders' reluctance to have a strong executive under the Articles of Confederation as well as their desire to build in checks of executive...
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Why was the Constitutional Convention Necessary?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the steps leading up to the Constitution.  In this American Government lesson plan, 11th graders practice document based questions.  Students create a letter that describes how a person felt during this time...
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American Revolution and Constitution Take-Home Assessment

For Students 10th - 12th
In this early American history instructional activity, students draw diagrams of that feature the responsibilities of each of the 3 branches of the federal government and then create their own original visuals that highlight the...
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No Evil Greater than Disunion

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students review George Washington's role in the government in the 1780's.  In this history lesson, students complete several activities that analyze and reinforce George Washington's goal of trying to strengthen the government.
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Using Articles with Names of Countries

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this using articles with names of countries learning exercise, students read the explanations and examples of using the with names of countries, then interactively select the correct article for 20 countries with immediate online...
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Confederation Comparison

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students compare/contrast through primary sources the Articles of Confederation in the United States to the Confederation Period in Canada. They summarize the successes and failures of each. In essence, they analyze the impact of...

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