It's time to bring more Primary Sources into your class, and this is a great way for students to learn about the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, straight from James Madison's pen. I have selected key excerpts from Madison's critiques of the Articles of Confederation so you don't have to. I have also footnooted difficult words with appropriate definitions, and made this visually appealing to the reader.
Have struggling readers? Differentiate your instruction with a second copy of the text that has been reworded in simpler terms.
You also receive an annotation guide that allows students to mark up the text. This not only helps them make connections and interpret information, but it also allows you as the teacher to see a visual representation of their thinking.
The box is appropriately sized to cut out and paste into a composition notebook for teachers that are doing interactive notebooks.
Included in this package are:
• James Madison Reading and Reworded Reading for Struggling Readers
• Annotation Guide for Students
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Like Annotation Activities? Check out a excerpts of the Declaration of Independence ready for annotating. Declaration of Independence Annotation Activity for Interactive Notebooks
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Also check out Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations Excerpts, which serve as a great comparison task with this activity or the Basic Economic Systems PowerPoint which I use to introduce these concepts.
Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations Excerpts for AnnotationBasic Economic Systems PowerPoint