The Critical Period Leading to the Articles of Confederation Lesson Plan uses ability levels to differentiate instruction. It is based on the NYS 7th grade social studies curriculum. It has essential questions and vocabulary. It includes the following:
Lesson Plan with Notes including links
3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets; basic, average and enriched
Enriched Ability Level Note Sheets
Basic Ability Level Note Sheets
Critical Thinking Discussion Group Activity
Critical Thinking Discussion Group Activity Key
2 Ability Levels of Graphic Organizer Homework
Graphic Organizer Homework Key
The Content includes:
A. Need for a formal plan of union
1. Historical precedent: the Albany Plan of Union
2. Development of state constitutions
3. Inadequacy of Continental Congress 1776-1777.
B. Development of a formal plan of government.
1. Draft and debate in Congress, 1776-1777
2. Ratification by the states, 1778-1781; period of operation, 1781-1789
(Above is taken directly from the NYS social studies curriculum)
The essential questions are:
1. What other forms of government were influential in the creation of the Articles of Confederation?
2. Why was a new form of government needed?
3. What were the three main issues delegates had to deal with when writing the Articles of Confederation?
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Critical Period Leading to the Articles of Confederation Lesson Plan
by Kasha Mastrodomenico
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