Comparing Plans of the Constitutional Convention

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Students of History
Grade Levels
4th - 8th
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This simple Constitution worksheet compares key details of the Virginia and New Jersey Plans at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

After reviewing the essential parts of both plans, students complete six analysis questions based on the information they read in the graphics. All of the reading is worded simply so it is easy for students to understand this essential part of American History and government.

This download includes both printable and Google Docs versions of the activity! If you're in a paperless classroom or just want to integrate more digital resources, you can use the provided link to bring this resource into Google Classroom!

This is a fantastic way to start a lesson on the Constitutional Convention, a short homework assignment, or for a concluding activity. An answer key is included for your convenience.

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Total Pages
2 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).


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