Coach Pharr - Gov/Econ

CCHS 12th



2 : Summarize the significance of the First and Second Continental Congresses, the Declaration of Independence, Shays' Rebellion, and the Articles of Confederation of 1781 on the writing and ratification of the Constitution of the United States of 1787 and the Bill of Rights of 1791.


4 :Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.,

6: Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).

Students Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to connect the actions and consequences of the events leading up to the American Revolution.

  • Students will create a declaration of Independence for the Fictitious nation of Coachpharristan.

Can Rebellion/Insurrection be justifiable?

Define Vocabulary

New England Confederation
Iroquois Confederation
Albany Plan of Union
Stamp Act
First Continental Congress
Second Continental Congress
Virginia Declaration of Rights

John Adams - Declaration of Independence
History Reimagined: Declaration of Independence

Discussion questions to ask yourself

  • Why were the colonists so angry with the crown? were they justified?

  • Was the Boston Massacre really a massacre? What the reality of the situation

  • Were the colonists true to their reasons for breaking away from England?

  • Was everyone completely on board with the rebellion?

    • Who/Why?
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