The Constitutional Convention: Major Issues PowerPoint is based on the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards. It provides vocabulary and essential questions.
Below is the vocabulary included at the beginning of the PowerPoint:
1. Constitution: definitions are provided
These are the essential questions that are found at the beginning and then again at the end of the PowerPoint:
1. Why was a new constitution necessary?
2. What were the four major issues focused on by the Constitutional Convention?
These are the headings of the slides:
2. Essential Questions
3. Constitutional Convention: Setting and Composition
4. Major Issues: Limits of Power: National versus State (Virginia Plan and New Jersey Plan)
5. Major Issues: Representation: Slaves and Apportionment (Slave States and Free States)
6. Major Issues: Electoral Procedures (Direct and Indirect Election)
7. Major Issues: Rights of Individuals (Federalists versus Anti-Federalists)
8. Essential Questions
There are links included in this PowerPoint. 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 PowerPoint, 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. This PowerPoint will take about 40 minutes using the links and less than 30 not using the links.
There is a differentiated instruction lesson plan that can go along with this. It includes the following:
3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
Enriched Note Sheet
Basic Note Sheet
Critical Thinking Activity (mixed ability level grouping; not differentiated)
You can find the differentiated instruction lesson plan here: Constitution Convention Major Issues Lesson Plan
There is also a bundle that will save you time and money that includes both the PowerPoint and the lesson plan. You can find that by going here: Constitutional Convention Major Issues Bundle
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
Constitution Convention: Major Issues PowerPoint
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