Constitution and Constitutional Convention Study Guide and Unit Packet

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Students of History
Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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This was a wonderful resource for my very diverse US Gov class. Pacing was good and students were able to grasp content easily. Worked with in class and fully remote students.
Exactly what I was looking for! I wanted my son to take a more in depth look at the Constitution and this fit the bill perfectly.
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Learning Objective

Students will apply social science skills to understand the debates, compromises, and plans involved in crafting the United States Constitution. Students will also understand the roles key framers played and its impact the on American History.


This thorough packet on the Constitutional Convention is a perfect unit guide to help students understand all of the key concepts, people, and events they need to know for the unit!

The 9-page Constitution independent work packet includes engaging pages on all every aspect of a US History unit on the Constitutional Convention as well as standards-based Essential Questions to guide your unit!

It starts off with a short introductory reading on the Constitutional Convention, followed by the standards-based essential questions, then pages dedicated to each of the following:

  • Vocabulary
  • Geography
  • People to Know
  • A Timeline from Revolution to Ratification
  • Key Concepts
  • Visual Literacy

Content covered includes the Articles of Confederation, plans for the Constitution, debates, compromises, ratification process, and much more!

There are engaging analysis questions throughout the packet so that students are not just copying information, but thinking about the key concepts. Pages feature primary source excerpts and quotes, images for students to analyze, mapping to help improve geography skills, and more. It can be split up and used as worksheets or as a complete packet!

Also included is an editable Google Docs version of the entire packet. This version features links to great online sources and is perfect for those of you who have gone paperless or use Google Classroom. A link to online readings to use with the printed version is included as well!

All the major people, conflicts, and events of this period in US History are covered in this packet. It's the perfect resource to use throughout your unit to keep your students focused on what they need to know!

A complete answer key is also included for your convenience.

This resource can also be downloaded as part of my complete Constitution Unit Plan Bundle.

You can find more of my study guide packets here!

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Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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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 key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


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