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   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 9 :
9 ) Explain how inadequacies of the Articles of Confederation led to the creation and eventual ratification of the Constitution of the United States.

•  Describing major ideas, concepts, and limitations of the Constitution of the United States, including duties and powers of the three branches of government
•  Identifying factions in favor of and opposed to ratification of the Constitution of the United States
Example: Federalist and Anti-Federalist factions

•  Identifying main principles in the Bill of Rights
•  Analyzing the election of George Washington as President of the United States for its impact on the role of president in a republic
Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Comparing And Contrasting The Virginia Plan And New Jersey Plan
Description:

In this learning activity, students will collaboratively compare and contrast the New Jersey Plan and the Virginia Plan using a Venn Diagram.  The students will discuss the similarities and differences between the two plans.  The students will also look for characteristics in our current government.  Finally, students will discuss the results of the debate over both plans.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit. 




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 9 :
9 ) Explain how inadequacies of the Articles of Confederation led to the creation and eventual ratification of the Constitution of the United States.

•  Describing major ideas, concepts, and limitations of the Constitution of the United States, including duties and powers of the three branches of government
•  Identifying factions in favor of and opposed to ratification of the Constitution of the United States
Example: Federalist and Anti-Federalist factions

•  Identifying main principles in the Bill of Rights
•  Analyzing the election of George Washington as President of the United States for its impact on the role of president in a republic
Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: The Three Branches
Description:

In this learning activity, students will use the Padlet website to discuss the characteristics including duties and powers of the three branches of government.  




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