This introductory activity will allow students the opportunity to understand the fundamental reasons for the Constutitional Convention of 1787 along with potential connections to the direction impact it has on our daily lives. Students will create a spider map that represents the essential background information about the Convention. Students are required to create five questions surrounding the Constitutional Convention using the 5Ws: "Who, What, When, Where, and Why".
Students will create a T-Chart that reflects the formulation of another government in world history. Depending on the curriculum, students may compare the United States convention with another democracy. Teachers may ask students to create a T-Chart that compares the two governments or contrast the differences of both.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or PartnerCommon Core Standards
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Create a 5W analysis of the Constitutional Convention: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.
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