How has our Constitution weathered the test of time?
Through your research you will understand the complexity of the US Constitution and how the framers of the Constitution left it open to essential change and compromise to grow as the nation grew.
Introduction: Plans for the Constitution
You will create a custom project analyzing all sides and issues at the Constitutional Convention. Powerpoints and Graphic organizers will be used to explain the Articles of Confederation, the plans presented at the convention, the compromises required, and comparison of the Articles to the Constitution.
The class will be divided into groups of 3 students. 2 groups will work independently on each of 4 topics.
The topics are the: Virginia Plan or Populists, New Jersey Plan or The Minority, Great Compromise or the Compromisers, and the Historians will create a comparison of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.
Process: Presenting the Constitutional Plans and Comparisons
The Populists will make a Power Point explaining the concepts and participants in the Virginia Plan.
The Minority m will make a Power Point explaining the concepts and participants in the New Jersey plan.
The Compromisers will make a Power Point explaining the concepts and participants in the Great Compromise.
The Historians will create a graphic organizer comparing the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution.
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