The Critical Period Leading to the Articles of Confederation PowerPoint mini-lesson is based on the NYS 7th grade social studies curriculum. It has essential questions, vocabulary and links. (All links worked on 10/16/2013 which is the last time this was revised. I cannot guarantee links because I do not control the internet) It includes the following content:
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?
There is a social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan that goes with this PowerPoint but is sold separately. It includes:
Lesson Plan with Notes including links
3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
Enriched Ability Level of Note Sheets for the PowerPoint
Basic Ability Level of Note Sheets for the PowerPoint
Critical Thinking Discussion Group Activity
Critical Thinking Discussion Group Activity Key
2 Ability Levels of Graphic Organizer Homework
Graphic Organizer Homework Key
You can get it by going here: Critical Period Leading to the Articles of Confederation Lesson Plan
There is also a BUNDLE that includes this PowerPoint and the differentiated instruction lesson plan that goes with it. You can save $.50 when you purchase the BUNDLE instead of purchasing each item separately. Follow this link to check it out: Critical Period Leading to the Articles of Confederation Bundle
If your looking for the whole package, check out my Articles of Confederation Mini-Unit BUNDLE! It has all three of my Articles of Confederation differentiated instruction lesson plans and the PowerPoints that go with them. You can SAVE $3.00 by purchasing the Mini-Unit BUNDLE instead of each item individually. Click on the following link to check it out! Articles of Confederation Mini-Unit Bundle
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Critical Period Leading to the Articles of Confederation PowerPoint
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