US History Comes to Life
The Articles of the Confederation simulation in 8th Grade brings US History to life. After several lessons on the articles of the confederation, 8th Grade students were arranged in “states” (small groups). They then voted, as states, on the articles including having a national currency and a national army. The students used ClassCraft and were awarded “health” or lost “health” for specific votes passing. The students learned how hard it is to pass a law and how difficult it would have been to get 9 of the 13 states to agree on the articles of confederation. Mr. Phelps brings history lessons to life using 21st century technology.