A.P. American Government Lesson Plan - Klein Oak High School
Dates Thursday, August 27, 2009
Topic The Constitutional Convention
Objectives Students shall be able to
  1. describe the colonial mindset,
  2. describe the changes wrought by the American Revolution,
  3. list the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation,
  4. analyze the characteristics of the Framers,
  5. analyze the Virginia and New Jersey plans and the Great Compromise,
  6. evaluate the Constitutional Convention, and
  7. discuss the national convention events and processes.
Activities Lecture/Discussion: the Revolution, the Articles of Confederation, Shays' Rebellion, and the Constitutional Convention. Reading on Shays' Rebellion: "The Horrid Spectre of Anarchy."
Assessment Monitor and adjust to assure understanding. A quiz is possible!
Assignments Read Wilson chapter two pages 16-27 and complete the reading preparation assignment for Friday. (Word or PDF) Read part 2 of Wilson chapter two and complete the preparation material (Word or PDF) for Tuesday.