This assignment/project is differentiated and it allows your students to choose which project they would prefer to complete. This assignment includes instructions, graphic organizers, and rubrics. This project will help your students understand the Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. principles of American government. It includes classwork, homework, and a quiz for you to gauge your students' understanding of the material.
This quiz is aligned with the Virginia Standards of learning:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of American constitutional government by
b) explaining the significance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of
Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and the Constitution of the United States, including
the Bill of Rights.
As a result of this lesson students will be able to do the following skills:
• Understand the importance of a strong foundation in government.
• Identify the weaknesses of our nation's first Constitution.
This Articles of Confederation Choice Assignment aligns with the following state stadardized tests: Includes:
o Virginia SOL’s (Standards of Learning Test
o Florida’s EOC Assessment (End of Course Exam)
o Texas STAAR Exam
Several states require students to pass a Civics/Government social studies test to graduate from high school which include: Alabama, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
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