43 Multiple Choice Questions about the Articles of Confederation, plus a bonus 18-question Map Worksheet about the United States in the late 1700s -- Also multiple choice, the map worksheet requires students to examine in detail the map included in Lesson 8 of We the People!.
This worksheet is intended for use with Lesson 8 of We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, an excellent high-school level textbook published by the Center for Civic Education. There are actually several levels of We the People available. You can tell if this worksheet matches your text by looking at the book cover thumbnail image included near the top of this page.
MEETING TEACHERS' NEEDS
If you have used this text, you have probably had the same reaction to it as myself -- fantastic content, placing government concepts in their rich historical context where they are best understood.... but where’s the testing program?
Indeed, the major drawback I have found to the We the People textbook is a lack of strong ancillaries. That is why I have developed my own. This worksheet has been used by real high-school students and has kept them engaged and on-task while providing me, their teacher, with valuable information about how well each of them is mastering government concepts.
Using These We the People Worksheets in Class
All questions are presented in “Lesson order,” so that they can be used as a guided reading activity if desired.
I often use them as tests instead, however, requiring students to answer questions from memory alone. I have found that if students read the text with partners and discuss it along the way, they have excellent recall and can easily achieve scores of 80% and higher even without being able to look in the textbook to check their first impressions!
Bonus Map Worksheet Also Included -- Two Worksheets to Help Students Master All the Content in Lesson 8 of We the People!
Teacher Convenience Means Fast Grading and Reusable Worksheets!
These We the People worksheets include a convenient student answer sheet that is formatted exactly like the answer key. This makes for super-fast grading of multiple choice items! As an added bonus, if students write their answers on the answer sheet instead of on the worksheets themselves, the worksheets will remain blank and can be re-used from year to year without the need to make fresh copies!
LESSON 8 CONTENT:
"This lesson examines the government formed by the Articles of Confederation. It was the first of two blueprints for a United States government written between 1776 and 1787. The Articles of Confederation provided the framework of an alliance of states to fight the Revolutionary War. The provisions in this document reflected political realities and divisions among the states as well as the need for unity. Many Founders soon came to believe that this first government of the United States lacked sufficient authority to meet the nation's needs both during and after the war.
"When you have finished this lesson, you should be able to describe the United States' first national constitution, the Articles of Confederation. You also should be able to explain why some people thought the government under the Articles of Confederation was not strong enough. Finally, you should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, the significance of the Northwest Ordinance, and Americans' mistrust of a strong national government."
LOOKING FOR MORE WE THE PEOPLE WORKSHEETS OR WE THE PEOPLE TESTS?
I'm steadily working my way through the book, so as you use it, keep checking back at both my TpT stores to find newly released We the People worksheets:
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To find all my previously released worksheet packs just click on the links below::
We the People Worksheet for Lesson 1 / We the People Quiz for Lesson 1
We the People Worksheet for Lesson 2 / We the People Quiz for Lesson 2
We the People Worksheet for Lesson 3 / We the People Quiz for Lesson 3
We the People Worksheet for Lesson 4 / We the People Quiz for Lesson 4
We the People Worksheet for Lesson 5 / We the People Quiz for Lesson 5
We the People Worksheet for Lesson 6 / We the People Quiz for Lesson 6
We the People Worksheet for Lesson 7 / We the People Quiz for Lesson 7
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