Articles of Confederation... Well they were trying!


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This lesson (which will take place over several class periods) is the 2nd in a series of three extensive lessons in the unit. It is designed for the students to understand that while individual choice is good, there are times when conformity is necessary and citizens working together can bring about a state of sovereignty. Through this lesson, the students will discover the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation and the importance of compromise. This lesson transcends back in time to 1777, to learn how and why it was important to replace the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution.

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    Grade: 5

    Topics: Civics, American Democracy

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