This activity can be used to introduce any unit that focuses on how people must adapt to the challenges present in their environment. I used it at the beginning of a unit on Native American regions. The activity will help the students understand
The document includes two tasks (creating a political cartoon and an extended response essay) I have used to assess my students' understanding of why the Articles of Confederation failed & the debate over creating a new constitution at the
An open ended question that requires the students to fill in the missing details to explain how the colonies helped England fulfill its mercantilistic ideas and how the Navigation Acts were also an attempt to protect this economic goal.