Q2W2, October 24-28




TeacherCara Copeland
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #2
Unit of InstructionEarly Government and the Constitution
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.1.5 Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of the Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution.

SS.7.C.1.6 – Interpret the intentions of the Preamble of the Constitution.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I can describe the needs for the Articles of Confederation and what powers it gave the government

I can list the weaknesses of the Articles and the effects that they had on America

I can define the importance of Shay’s Rebellion and its effect on the Articles of Confederation

I can explain how these things lead to the drafting of a new Constitution

I can explain how the Preamble serves as an introduction to the U.S.
I can identify that the Preamble establishes the goals and purposes of the government.
– Identify six goals and purposes set forth in the Preamble (i.e. form a more perfect
union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common
defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to
ourselves and our posterity).
I will recognize the intention of the phrase “We the People”.

Classroom Activities


Bell Ringer- Historical Thinking

Nearpod AOC


Bell Ringer – Historical Thinking

Articles of Confederation Video

Constitution PPT (focus on Federalists/Anti-Federalists)


Preamble Videos

Survey: https://forms.gle/LtxeqqQN8DtVHSAf6



  1. CPalms Tutorial – Formative


2. Classroom Preamble Activity

3. The Framing of the U.S. Constitution word search

4. Preamble Worksheet

Assignments Due

Preamble worksheet (formative)

CPalms (formative)

Additional Resources