A great way to help students gain a better understanding of history is to have them identify and illustrate key terms and vocabulary for the events and time period they're studying. For this activity, students will create storyboards of the vocabulary terms for the Constitutional Convention of 1787. For each term, students should include a definition of the term along with a visual representation. Teachers may refer to the fifteen vocabulary terms provided below or use specific vocabulary terms from their classroom instruction.
Suggested Constitutional Convention Vocabulary Terms:
For this extended activity, students may create a secondary storyboard that represents how these terms are used in their own lives or modern society. For example, students may choose to compromise and include a visual representation of how they have made a compromise in their everyday lives.
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Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words for The Constitutional Convention by creating visualizations.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary BoardsCommon Core Standards
(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)
Vocabulary words are used correctly in the example sentences in both meaning and context.
The meaning of the sentences can be understood, but the vocabulary words are used awkwardly or in the wrong context.
The vocabulary words are not used correctly in the example sentences.
The storyboard cells clearly illustrate the meaning of the vocabulary words.
The storyboard cells relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words, but are difficult to understand.
The storyboard cells do not clearly relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words.