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In class Monday: Articles of Confederation

Essential Question:

Why do you think the founding fathers chose a confederation form of government for their new country?

Vocabulary:

Confederation

Activity 1:

Sequencing:

We reviewed the sequence of all the documents that influenced our founding fathers by quickly lining up at the front of class in order of the Government Title that you received on paper. We passed them out randomly and did this a few times just to remind us of the chronological order of the events. This Week: prepare to once again describe each document and how it contributed to our country.

  • Magna Carta
  • Virginia House of Burgesses
  • Mayflower Compact
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
  • English Bill of Rights
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Articles of Confederation
  • The Constitution
  • Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers
  • The Bill of Rights

Activity 2:

Independently you read This File (AritclesConfederationReading) and highlighted 3 different colors based on Economic, Social, or Political issues. You also circled words you didn’t know and we discussed those in class.

Once you worked in a small group to come up with the main idea of each paragraph and write a level 2 question based on the paragraph you were assigned.

Closing:

Exchange questions and answer.

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