This lesson plan uses ability levels to differentiate instruction and bring in the common core standards. Although this was based on the NYS 7th grade social studies curriculum, it will also work for high school because of the different ability levels provided.
The following is the content:
Annapolis Convention, 1786
1. Impracticality of correcting weaknesses in Articles of Confederation
2. Need for an improved form of government without losing key elements of a new philosophy of government
3. Decision to write a constitution
The headings of the notes are as follows:
3. When and Where?
4. Who was there?
5. Why was the Convention called?
6. Impracticality of Correcting Weaknesses in Articles of Confederation
7. What did they decide?
These are the vocabulary words that are used in the lesson plan:
1. Indirect Representation: definitions are included
These are the essential questions:
1. Why was a new constitution necessary?
2. What was the importance of the Annapolis Convention?
This lesson plan includes:
1. Lesson Plan with notes
2. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
3. Enriched Note Sheet for both Ability Levels of the PowerPoint
4. Basic Note Sheet for Enriched PowerPoint
5. Basic Note Sheet for Basic PowerPoint
6. Enriched Primary Source Activity (Annapolis Convention)
7. Basic Primary Source Activity (Annapolis Convention)
8. Primary Source Activity Answer Key
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You can find the PowerPoint here: Constitution Annapolis Convention PowerPoint
This is part of an even larger CONSTITUTION UNIT BUNDLE. You save $27.00 when you purchase the unit bundle instead of each piece individually. You can find it here: Constitution Unit BUNDLE Common Core & Differentiated Instruction
Why are there two ability levels provided? My co-teacher in the past has had a room that was available for us to use. We would split up the class a lot and both teach at different ability levels then bring the class back together for the activities. The periods that I didn't have a co-teacher, I chose the ability level that was most appropriate for each of those periods.
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Constitution Annapolis Convention Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan
by Kasha Mastrodomenico
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