Lesson Plan

The Articles of Confederation

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Have you ever started a project only to realize you need to scrap it and start over? Scholars analyze the issues leading to the fall of the Articles of Confederation. A group investigation into Articles II, III, and VIII unveil the pitfalls of the first form of government in the United States. Using their new knowledge, they create a final tombstone outlining the death of the Articles of Confederation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Place large copies of Articles II, III, and VIII around the room for viewing during the lesson
  • Create a series of five questions for use during the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson is designed for 80 minutes
  • Resource provides a direct link to wide range of materials on the creation of the Constitution
  • Lesson includes extension activities on the Articles of Confederation 
  • None