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The Articles of Confederation and The Constitution

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All these resources go with this History For Humans' video on the "The Articles of Confederation and Constitutional Convention."

As students watch they complete an interactive note-sheet with fill-in-the-blanks, comprehension and critical thinking questions, and a thinking map. The video teaches students how the market revolution transformed the economy and people's lives in the 1800s. It teaches students how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and Shays' Rebellion led to the Constitutional Convention where framers reforged the country. It teaches the Virginia Plan, Great Compromise, 3/5 Compromise and how slavery was protected by the Constitution despite major opposition to slavery, and how Federalists and Anti-Federalists duked it out in the fight to ratify the Constitution.

The video helps visual learners with on-screen text of the main ideas, powerful images, and it reviews the important concepts to ensure comprehension. Cut the lecture and spend more time working with students and supporting their learning with this video lesson! ✅

Comparing the Articles and Constitution Activity

After the video students can complete a quick quiz to check for understanding. There is a PDF for print our or a Google Form auto-graded quiz as well. Then, there is an optional extension activity that students read a secondary source and then fill out a Venn diagram comparing the Articles and Constitution with a word bank to support students. Then there two critical thinking questions as well to thinker deeper!

There are answer keys for everything! This is click & deliver engagement!

A Click and Deliver Engaging Constitution Video Lesson!

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