Unit Plan

Unit 2: Post-Revolution: The Critical Period 1781-1878

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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 Confederation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • The units are designed to complement a study of the American Revolution; use Unit I as an introduction and Unit 2 unit as a closure for your unit
Classroom Considerations
  • The second in a series of modules focusing on the American Revolution and designed as examples of Common Core-aligned units of instruction
  • The nine-lesson unit packet includes an overview of the approach, scripted plans, vocabulary, a model argument, the argumentative essay writing prompt, links to all required materials, and an appendix
  • Instructors are expected to provide their own rubric for the writing prompt