Lesson Plans
Social Studies 8A 2nd Q 10.11 Lesson Plans
Week: 12/06/2010 Instructor: Mary Jo Hendrickson Academics
Students are to read 221-225

students will study the expansion of the nation and the development of state governments

what were the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of confederation
what was the cause of Shay's rebellion
In class discussion on the Northwest Territory pages 226-227

Students are to read 228-233 Creating the constitution

What was the convention, why were the delegates sent to solve the problems of the Articles of Confederation
Discussion on the Virginia Plan and the Great Compromise. Why were these so important to the writing of the constitution
continue with notes from section two reading.
Read 234-237

Ratification of the Constitution. The positions of the Federalists and Anti federalists. Who were John Jay and George Mason. Why were they important to this period of time

assignment due
Reading and interpreting the Bill of Rights in class activity.

Purpose: To familiarize students with the Bill of Rights; to analyze the amendments from a historical perspective and to consider which are most applicable today.

Students will work as a class to read the Bill of Rights and discuss. They will do the in-Depth resources activity for this activity