The Constitutional Convention: Major Issues lesson plan is based on the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards. It uses different ability levels for the vocabulary and the note sheets to differentiate instruction.
Below is the vocabulary included:
1. Constitution: definitions are provided
These are the essential questions that included:
1. Why was a new constitution necessary?
2. What were the four major issues focused on by the Constitutional Convention?
The following is the content included in the notes:
1. Constitutional Convention: Setting and Composition
2. Major Issues: Limits of Power: National versus State (Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan)
3. Major Issues: Representation: Slaves and Apportionment (Slave States and Free States)
4. Major Issues: Electoral Procedures (Direct and Indirect Election)
5. Major Issues: Rights of Individuals (Federalists versus Anti-Federalists)
There are links included in the notes. This was last revised on 11/4/2013. All links worked on that day. I cannot guarantee links because I do not control the internet. Thank you in advance for rating, commenting and following me. If you choose to comment on this lesson plan, please be as specific as possible so that other teachers know why you rated it the way you did. Specific comments also help me become a better teacher and writer. The lesson plan will take approximately 109 minutes or two days. The lesson plan includes the following sections:
1. Lesson Plan
2. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
3. Enriched Note Sheet
4. Basic Note Sheet
5. Critical Thinking Activity (mixed ability level grouping; not differentiated)
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Constitution Convention: Major Issues Lesson Plan
by Kasha Mastrodomenico
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