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Crafting The Constitution

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  • 1. Crafting the Constitution
  • 2. Objective
    • Describe the events that occurred at the Constitutional Convention.
  • 3. Preview
    • Read “Early Decisions,” pages 53 – 54, examine the picture, Independence Hall,
    • read the caption,
    • answer the question in the caption,
    • write the answer in your notebook,
    • restate the question in your answers, do not write the questions
    • Independence Hall – What was the delegates’ goal when they gathered at the convention?
  • 4. Preview
    • restate the question in your answers, do not write the questions
    • Independence Hall – What was the delegates’ goal when they gathered at the convention?
    • When the delegates gathered at the convention their goal was _______________
  • 5. Preview
    • When the delegates gathered at the convention there was _______________
  • 6. Preview
    • When the delegates gathered at the convention their goal was to revise and strengthen the Articles of Confederation.
    • This goal quickly changed to writing a new constitution.
  • 7.  
  • 8. Look at all of the details of the room and think of questions you have of the photo
  • 9. Think – Pair – Share-
    • In pairs, share your questions
    • and possible answers to each other’s questions.
    • Share with the class.
    • Next, review discussion questions
  • 10. What appears to be the purpose of this room?
  • 11. How old does this room look?
  • 12. Who do you think met in this room?
  • 13. Do you see any clues in the photograph that let you know when it was taken?
  • 14. This room looks the same today. What do you think it is used for now?
  • 15. Video Virtual Field Trip: Independence Hall
  • 16. Primary Source Activity: Independence Hall Crafting the Constitution
    • Read “Historical Background Information,”
    • Answer questions on back of photos
  • 17. Processing: Document Based Assessment
    • This is a picture of Independence Hall, the location where the Constitutional Convention was held to drat the Constitution.
    • Fifty-six men filled this room for several months as they debated and wrote the Constitution.
  • 18. Processing: Document Based Assessment
    • No reporters were allowed in the room.
  • 19. Processing: Document Based Assessment
    • Write a newspaper article as if you were a newspaper reporter peeking in the window during the Constitutional Convention – Minimum 5 complete sentences
    • Use the background information and your text book for ideas, pages 52 - 59

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