Central Focus And Purpose Of The Constitutional Convention

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The central focus and purpose of the content I will teach in this learning segment is to demonstrate to my students how the Constitutional Convention shaped America into what it is today. Another central focus of this content is to discuss how much freedom and responsibility citizens should have.
b. Given the central focus, describe how the standards and learning objectives within your learning segment address
ϒ facts and concepts
Key terms: Articles of Confederation, Shay’s Rebellion, Consitutional Convention, 3/5 Compromise, Virgina Plan, New Jersey Plan, The Great Compromise, Federalists, Anti-Federalists, and The Consitution.
Key concepts: The original purpose of the Constitutional Convention was to amend the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation were too weak as can be seen by Shay’s Rebellion. The major issue regarding slavery at the Constitutional Convention was if the slaves would be represented. …show more content…

The Virgina Plan wanted state representation based on population, while the New Jersey Plan wanted the states to have equal representation. This was resolved by the Great Compromise that created the House of Representatives (based on population) and the Senate (equal representation). The Constitution was created due to the weakness of government caused by the Articles of Confederation. The Federalists wanted the new Constitution and a stronger government. The Anti-Federlaists opposed the new constitution and didn’t want a strong central government.
ϒ inquiry, interpretation, or analysis skills
On day one students will be conducting research on their own about major terms and ideas regarding the Constitutional Convention. This will help them with their objective to

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