Locke to Washington

Locke to Washington

Author: Beth Barsness
  1. Students will be able to identify the chronological order of events that led to the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution by creating a visual “human timeline” with their classmates.
  2. Students will be able describe the cause and effect of the events that led to the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution by completing a homework sheet and participating in a class discussion.

This activity will provide students an opportunity to quickly review the events that led up to the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution.  In addition to helping students recall the timeline of events, this lesson will place more of an emphasis on the cause and effect of the events leading up to the ratification of the Constitution.

Length of time needed:  3 class periods

This lesson was written by Vicki Fellows.

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Source: Vicki Fellows

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Source: Vicki Fellows