The following is a two-day (75 minute periods), common core-based lesson/worksheet that focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. This worksheet is loaded with a variety of student-centered activities designed to promote active engagement and critical thinking. Several activities include:
• Do now that appropriately sets up the lesson
• Main lesson activity – completion of a report card rating the successes and failures of the Articles of Confederation.
o To accomplish this students are required to (individually, in pairs, or small groups) read a variety of primary and secondary sources and answers numerous critical thinking questions. Students are required to complete mini-activities along the way and class discussion opportunities abound!
o After students rate the Articles, they will complete (either in class or for homework) a paragraph assessing the validity of a statement. Rubric for the paragraph is included!
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I offer a worksheet/lesson on the Constitutional Convention and the Constitution...
The Constitutional Convention and the Constitution Bundle - US History
...or the Articles of Confederation lesson and the Constitution lesson bundled together...
Articles of Confederation and U.S. Constitution Bundle - US History Common Core
I also offer an extension reading/activity on Shays' Rebellion. Perfect for homework as well!
Shays' Rebellion - Articles of Confederation - US History/APUSH