Mon 10/10 – Mon 10/17 – The Confederation Era

 For the next few days we will be learning about the struggles our country would face after the American Revolution setting up a new form of government.

Learning Targets

I CAN IDENTIFY THE WEAKNESSES OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS UNDER THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

I CAN EXPLAIN WHY THE ISSUES OF TAXES, VOTES, AND WESTERN LAND EXISTED DURING THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

I CAN EXPLAIN why the smaller states in the Union wanted the National Government to control the Western Lands.  

brainstorm

Using your notes on pg.13 (2nd)

What is Republicanism?

The Main Course

After we discuss our brainstorm question and explain the role that Republicanism will have in our country, we will run through a hypothetical activity to help us see the potential issues and problems that the early founders encountered.

In our table groups, students will be asked to create a list of 5 important rules that they would like to have established if they were all to move into an apartment together.

We will then share out our answers into 4 of following categories: Money , Responsibilities, Property, and Other.

After sharing Students will reflect back on their discussions and items and predict 3 problems that they think the early U.S. will have to go through when creating it’s own government for the first time

Tuesday:

Today students will work with the following reading and questions to help get students get familiar with the creation of the Articles of Confederation and the issues that were created from it.

articles-of-confederation-notebook-reading

Wed:

Today we will go over the answers to yesterdays questions and take a look at the Government power structure that is set up with the Articles of Confederation.

We will label and use the following picture as a visual aid to help:

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Will use the following guided questions in our workbook to help guide us through section 8.1:

Chapter 8.1_The Confederation Era Guided Notes

Today’s Reading:

chapter-8-1_the-confederation-era

We will also answer the following 2 big questions in our workbook on pg. 22

  1. Please explain the two disagreements that developed int he 1776 Continental Congress as they were planning a new national government. (pg. 206)

  2. Please explain why small states originally refused to sign the Articles of Confederation. (pg.207)

 Wed Night Homework:

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Thursday:  Shays’s Rebellion

final_thoughts

  Friday / Monday: In our groups we will be looking at a number of cartoon images and determine what they are saying about the Articles of Confederation.

articles-of-confederation-cartoons

Additional Resources:

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