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The Constitutional Convention Mini-lesson

After ten years under the Articles of Confederation, Americans realized they needed something different. This mini-lesson shows students the major debates that occurred at the convention, as well as the outcomes that created our system of government. 

 

Partner Resources for this Lesson Plan include:

The Constitutional Convention - Middle School - on Nearpod

The Constitutional Convention (9-12) - High School - on Nearpod

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize how various individuals and groups contributed to the development of the U.S. government.
  • Trace the impact of significant events that surrounded the founding of the United States.
  • Big Ideas: Articles of Confederation, alliance, federalist, three branches, checks and balances, bicameral representation, delegation of powers, U.S. Constitution

LESSON MATERIALS

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